Marijuana and cell phones were found in a package of coffee that was recently sent to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center north of Smyrna.
The package was mailed using a fictitious vendor name and was shipped from an outside location, according to a Wednesday press release from the Department of Correction. The date on the photos included with the press release was April 23.
The contraband seized included over seven ounces of marijuana and three cell phones which were packaged in various four-pound bags of coffee.
The total value of the seizure has a prison value estimated to be between $9,000 and $12,000.
"I would like to commend all the Central Supply Warehouse staff involved with discovering and assisting in the removal of this contraband from the institution," said JTVCC Warden Dana Metzger. "If this package were not scrutinized, it would have gone unchecked from the warehouse to the main kitchen, where it would have been intercepted by inmate kitchen workers and distributed throughout the facility."