Alabama correctional officer arrested on contraband charges

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Corrections agents from the Alabama Department of Corrections arrested a correctional officer at the Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore on Thursday for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison.  


Tony Williams, 34, of Frisco City, was arrested Thursday for prohibited activities and use of office for personal gain.


During a search of the officer’s personal vehicle, a K9 unit alerted on Williams vehicle where authorities found multiple packages containing 10 cell phones. Williams admitted to purchasing the phones with the intention of receiving payment from inmates. 


Williams was taken to Escambia County Jail and booked following his arrest.  He resigned from his job after more than 10 years with the ADOC.

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