Two Century Prison Visitors Caught With Contraband Including Nine Phones, Drugs

September 8, 2018

Arrest warrants have been issued for two people that allegedly attempted to sneak cellphones and drugs into the Century Correctional Institution.

The Florida Department of Corrections said the incident happened last week. 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.

“The Florida Department of Corrections has zero tolerance for contraband of any kind, and visitors attempting to introduce contraband,” the department stated.


23 Responses to “Two Century Prison Visitors Caught With Contraband Including Nine Phones, Drugs”

  1. Alice on September 9th, 2018 8:34 pm

    I was there that day. The women had already made it into the visitation park. The k9 unit was just doing a reqular round checking vehicles and the dog alerted on their car. The women made it past a cellphone pole that they have each visitor walk through every weekend. The cellphones are wrapped a certain way which helps them past the pole. They called them out to the vehicle to be search which the women agreed to. The reason they didnt get arrested was because they had two minors with them and were from out of town.

  2. X SERGEANT on September 9th, 2018 8:34 pm

    What to go B SHIFT… Y’all do your job.

  3. Read Again on September 9th, 2018 1:25 pm

    For those who didn’t read the article correctly….there were contraband in the vehicle which prompted a search that revealed they were also bringing contraband inside the prison! So not only in their car but also on them. And for anyone who doesn’t know…just think about how they concealed all those items…enough said..

  4. Mr. Metoo on September 9th, 2018 10:34 am

    @Lol Law degree in? My dentist is doctor but won’t check my feet . I have google and corrections experience . Florida State statute 944.47. Intent doesnt have to be proven when just the possession is considered illegal on the prison property which includes the parking lot. Once you cross the line you have introduced contraband into a correctional facility unless prior authorized. Maybe you could represent these innocent people.

  5. Lol on September 9th, 2018 7:51 am

    @k my lesson in law for the day? Sweetheart I have a law degree. You can have 1000 cell phones in your car and it’s not illegal. You can have any variety of things in your vehicle such as tobacco, firearms, prescription medication, pornography etc that are considered contraband within prison parameters, that doesn’t make it a crime to have it in your car and certainly doesn’t prove intent to introduce. You have no knowledge of the law and how it works.

  6. A Momma on September 9th, 2018 7:48 am

    Alyssa, at first one might think that if it was just a phone & some chargers, especially if a large family but not that many sim cards maybe a bad sim card if you had to replace one & just didn’t throw the old one away but if visitors already have some on them inside. I might have a cellphone, there could be that many chargers in my vehicle because I have a big family and if there were someone else riding with me, some people might have extra chargers but Not that many sim cards plus they had other phones & sim cards plus drugs not trying to insult anyone but please tell me your not that gullible.

  7. gmp on September 9th, 2018 1:12 am

    Just by pulling onto state prison property you and your vehicle then become subject to search for contraband, it states that on a really big sign as you come in.

  8. Srm on September 9th, 2018 1:02 am

    Someone needs to read it again.

  9. k on September 9th, 2018 12:54 am

    @lol: proving intent when you are past a certain point in the check in process is not required.

    and you missed a fact in the article: possession of 8 phones, 9 sim cards, and 8 chargers.

    no reasonable jury would conclude that a person needed 8 phones, and would necessarily conclude that at least 7 of those phones were intended to be left behind in the prison.

    that’s how they prove intent – got phone bills for all 8 phones showing that they were active and in use by YOU? no? ah, then that’s intent.

    and that’s your law class for today.

  10. Rb on September 8th, 2018 9:21 pm

    Good job . No inmates do not need cell phones. They use them to further their criminal activities. They will try everything and every way manageable to get them in. You are very stupid to try to put everybody’s life endanger.

  11. Lol on September 8th, 2018 8:53 pm

    Good luck proving they had any intent of introducing anything.

  12. nod on September 8th, 2018 8:50 pm

    can you say stopid?

  13. Doanie Ashby on September 8th, 2018 7:14 pm

    Interesting. So many questions left unanswered. I’m curious where do people hide all that contaband? Do they use their children’s care items to hide items in? Good job to the officers who found this mess. Good job to the K9 and it’s partner.

  14. William on September 8th, 2018 5:28 pm

    >> Because they were not arrested at the time of the FDOC statement.
    “Arrest warrants have been issued…”

  15. Amazing on September 8th, 2018 4:57 pm

    Re-read the article… it states that they ALSO fiound cell phones & contraband on their persons…..

  16. Stella on September 8th, 2018 3:33 pm

    Why no names?

  17. Steph on September 8th, 2018 3:17 pm

    Alyssa, you might need to reread the story. The visitors had the contraband on them. Since your defending them guess you think it’s ok.

  18. David Huie Green on September 8th, 2018 3:00 pm

    “If it was in the car and not inside the building this can not be proved to be contraband”

    “The FDOC said further investigation revealed both visitors to also be in possession of additional contraband on their person…”

    THAT PART certainly was.

    David for care

  19. anne 1of2 on September 8th, 2018 12:18 pm

    They need a K-9 that will alert on every cell phone in the prison. Why do prisoners
    need cell phones? Want a cell phone? Stay out of prison.

  20. Alyssa on September 8th, 2018 11:09 am

    If it was in the car and not inside the building this can not be proved to be contraband.

  21. lol on September 8th, 2018 8:15 am

    That’s gonna turn in to a LOOOONG visit!!

  22. Gman on September 8th, 2018 5:55 am

    Good job by all.

  23. gmp on September 8th, 2018 3:19 am

    Outstanding job by staff to catch all this.

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