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Former Alabama corrections officer sentenced to prison for drug smuggling

July 30, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Former Alabama corrections officer sentenced to prison for drug smuggling

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On Thursday, a former Alabama corrections officer was sentenced to serve 54 months behind bars for smuggling drugs into a state prison.

Johntarance Henriquis McCray, 23, was working as a guard at Draper Correctional Facility when the crimes occurred, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama revealed. He was employed there for nine months.

After he is released from prison, McCray will be required to serve three years of supervised release.

Johntarance Henriquis McCray, who was a guard at Draper Correctional Facility was sentenced to 54 months in prison (Google)

McCray’s superiors at Draper were given information in 2015 that he was sneaking drugs into the facility. He was approached and searched.

During the inspection, officials discovered two large concealed in McCray’s underwear that included six controlled substances: crack cocaine, powder cocaine, meth, marijuana, Xanax, and Suboxone. Police recovered a duffle bag with additional drugs, a loaded handgun, and over than $400 in his car.

“Correctional officers are to maintain order and ensure prisoner safety,” Clark Morris, the Acting U.S Attorney, said in a Justice Department press release.

“Corrupt guards who sneak drugs in are not only putting inmates at risk; they are also jeopardizing the safety of fellow officers. The U.S Attorney’s Office recognizes that most officers serve with honor and integrity,” he added. “However, my office will work with our law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute those that abuse their position.”

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