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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Pollard man is jailed for drugs

Correctional officer charged with conspracy to traffick meth; other officer jailed for pot, contraband

 

April 25, 2019



A Pollard man who has served as a correctional officer for about 11 years is now behind bars himself after being arrested by federal and local law enforcement officers in Bay Minette Monday for conspiracy to traffic methamphetamines.

Wiggins Washington, 50, a correctional officer assigned to Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore, was charged with the meth charges and also faces additional federal charges of being in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest.

According to information released by the Alabama Department of Corrections, Washington's arrest followed a joint law enforcement investigation.

Agents with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service, the department of corrections' Investigations and Intelligence Division, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Bay Minette Police Department took Washington into custody at a local business in Bay Minette Monday.

The report noted Washington did not immediately resign but noted administrative disciplinary actions are pending. The report also noted Washington had served as a correctional officer since October, 2007.

Another correctional officer was arrested Friday at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison.

Darryl Jerome Bradley, 25, of Millbrook, was arrested about 10 p.m. and charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Reports from ADOC said Bradley, who had been a correctional officer since January, 2018, resigned his position following his arrest.

Prison officials also said anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of anyone attempting to introduce illegal contraband into state prisons or to report any criminal activity that could be taking place at any of the state prisons can call 1-866-293-7799.

People can also report suspicious activity to law enforcement at http://www.doc.alabama.gov/investigationrequest.

 
 

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