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Four arrested in Alabama jail contraband scheme

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DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -

Four people have been arrested in two separate jail contraband incidents in DeKalb County, AL.

Belinda Sue Lewis, 49, was arrested for three counts distribution of controlled substance and conspiracy controlled substance crime. 

Lewis was a former employee of the Trinity Food service, contracted to work in the kitchen of the DeKalb County Detention Center. Two inmates David Cooper, 44, and Dustin McClain Ward, 31 were also charged during the investigation for conspiracy controlled substance crime and promoting prison contraband. 

In the second incident, one person was arrested in connection with unlawful possession of controlled substance and promoting prison contraband.

Morgan McCurdy, 23, a nurse at DeKalb County Detention Center, was seen in video surveillance during a drug drop in a restaurant parking lot. 

The package contained methamphetamine, prescription pills, cell phone charger and two cans of tobacco that McCurdy was supposed to deliver to an inmate in the jail.

Sheriff Harris says “I am so pleased for the work of the medical staff, corrections officers, investigators, deputies and K-9 unit. This is an embarrassment to us and the law enforcement professionals. The men and women at the Sheriff’s Office continue to fight the drug war every day and every night."

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