Marijuana, Cash Found In Visitors’ Vehicles At Century Prison

September 12, 2018

For the second time in recent days, the Century Correctional Institution K-9 team has found contraband in a visitors’ vehicles on the prison grounds.

The K-9 team alerted on two separate vehicles, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. Staff discovered marijuana residue in each vehicle and a large amount of cash inside one vehicle.

No arrests were made; however, warrants were issued for both individuals and their visitations were terminated.

Earlier this month, arrest warrants were issued for two other people that allegedly attempted to sneak cellphones and drugs into CCI after the prison’s K-9 alerted on a vehicle shared by two visitors.

CCI staff reported finding a cellphone, eight chargers and nine SIM cards inside the vehicle. The FDOC said  further investigation revealed both visitors to also be in possession of additional contraband on their person including eight cell phones, nine SIM cards, eight chargers and marijuana.

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Comments

11 Responses to “Marijuana, Cash Found In Visitors’ Vehicles At Century Prison”

  1. Tabby on September 15th, 2018 11:01 am

    Now the other story, I agree totally they should be arrested. These people, if they weren’t bringing anything inside the prison= no charges in my opinion. The state will most likely scare them into taking a plea with prison time. That’s the state’s m.o. when they don’t think they can win at trial. What kills me is how people give more credence to the state with a mindset “their not going to lie, that’s the prosecutor, judge, cop, etc….” Every one has a motive for getting an arrest, conviction, orsentance and likely has nothing to do with justice.

  2. William 2 on September 14th, 2018 6:21 pm

    What exactly do they consider a large amount of cash? $100, $1000, $10000? The for profit prisons are looking to increase their profits at every turn, so much so they make a mountain out of an ant hill. Prohibition causes more crimes and harm than the substances they are prohibiting.

  3. David Huie Green on September 12th, 2018 11:04 pm

    REGARDING:
    ““Large amounts of cash” in a personal vehicle indicates illegal drug activity”

    In my case, it would mean it wasn’t my car.

    David for credit cards

  4. chris on September 12th, 2018 7:15 pm

    Maybe Century loaned it to the individual. Century might need it back.

  5. Former visitor on September 12th, 2018 6:17 pm

    I was subjected to one of these surprise visitor FDLE screenings. The machine they used to swab my hands alerted them to drugs. They searched my vehicle that was squeaky clean. False positive test happen all the time. Money is super dirty and that is all that you can bring into the prison visitor’s area.

  6. Ruthy on September 12th, 2018 4:35 pm

    “Large amounts of cash” in a personal vehicle indicates illegal drug activity, such as buying or selling…especially of any kind of drug residue or paraphernalia is present.

  7. ProudArmyParent on September 12th, 2018 3:53 pm

    If you have to ask why a “large amount of cash” in a vehicle parked in prison parking lot is suspicious you really aren’t thinking clearly!

  8. why on September 12th, 2018 2:28 pm

    What is the big deal about a car having cash in it? Has money become illegal to have? i just don’t know why it matters how much money someone has. I don’t like to put money in the bank. I would rather have my cash right close.

  9. citizen on September 12th, 2018 9:24 am

    Has cash become a controlled substance?

  10. Concerned on September 12th, 2018 7:38 am

    They need to have the dogs at the gate to sniff everyone before they go into the prison.

  11. Sam on September 12th, 2018 6:25 am

    It appears that criminality runs in some families.





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