Dover Police, DOC stop contraband from entering prison

DOVER, Del. – Dover Police and the Delaware Department of Correction say three prisoners at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center are facing new charges and another suspect is wanted after they tried to smuggle contraband into the prison.

We’re told that during the month of September, law enforcement conducted a drug investigation after receiving information that three JTVCC prisoners, 28-year-old Edward Jackson, 30-year-old Lamarr Anderson, and 33-year-old Garland Coleman, were working with another suspect, 22-year-old Mia Johnson, to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the prison.

On Friday, September 10th, investigators learned that Coleman had a medical appointment at an outside Dover medical facility. Johnson reportedly traveled from Wilmington, Delaware, and hid 26.2 grams of synthetic marijuana in a restroom at the medical facility for Coleman to take.

Officers seized the contraband from the restroom and obtained warrants for all four suspects for possession with intent to deliver, second degree conspiracy, promoting prison contraband, and drug paraphernalia.

Jackson, Anderson, and Coleman are all currently incarcerated and scheduled to be arraigned on these charges. Johnson remains wanted by the Dover Police Department.

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