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A Knoxville woman has been arrested and charged with trying to smuggle marijuana into the Morgan County Correctional Complex on Dec. 15.
Juliana E. Fraley, 23, 320 Cedar View Way, was arrested and charged with schedule VI drug violations, criminal conspiracy and contraband in penal institution. She was booked in the Morgan County Jail under a $7,000 bond.
As part of the ongoing effort to operate safe and secure prisons, the Department of Correction (TDOC) has made several arrests in connection with the introduction of contraband into state prisons. The arrests were made at four facilities this month, Morgan County Correctional (MCCX), Northeast Correctional Complex (NECX), Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX) and West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP).
• Juliana Fraley, a visitor at MCCX– charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Marijuana).
• Tiffany Hamilton, a visitor at NECX –charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Suboxone).
• Deanna Peppers, a visitor at TCIX-charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility (Marijuana).
• Candice Pierson, a visitor at WTSP-charged with introduction of contraband (cellphone, marijuana and two flash drives with pornography) and possession of hydrocodone without a prescription.
“The introduction of contraband into state prisons is a serious offense that threatens the safety and security of staff and inmates and will not be tolerated,” said Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Derrick D. Schofield. “The TDOC will vigorously pursue prosecution against any person who attempts to threaten security.”
Fraley has a court date in Morgan County set for February 6, 2014.