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Alabama jail guard accused of smuggling meth into facility

October 30, 2021 GMT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A corrections guard at a north Alabama jail has been arrested after he allegedly tried to deliver crystal meth to inmates.

Matthew Moran, 20, was arrested Friday after a two-week investigation into allegations he tried to smuggle drugs into the Lauderdale County Detention Center, WAFF-TV reported.

A deputy at the jail confiscated a package contained crystal meth that Moran was to deliver to inmates at the jail, the sheriff’s office said.

Moran faces a charge of attempt to commit a controlled substance crime, distribution of a controlled substance and promoting prison contraband. It was unknown if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.