ADOC: Officers arrested

Published 10:53 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Officer from Fountain, Staton Correctional Facility arrested for drugs, contraband

A Fountain Correctional Facility correctional officer was arrested  at a local business in Bay Minette on conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine charges, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Public Information Specialist Bob Horton said in a release that the arrest of Wiggins Washington, 50, was a separate incident involving a correctional officer being arrested.

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“Washington also faces additional federal charges for being in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest,” Horton said.

Horton said in the release that Washington was taken into custody by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Task Force, U.S. Marshals Service, ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the Bay Minette Police Department.

Horton said Washington didn’t immediately resign, but administrative disciplinary actions are pending. He served as a correctional officer since October 2007.

The other correctional officer was arrested at the Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore on April 20, for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison, Horton said in the release.

“At approximately 10 p.m., 25-year-old Darryl Jerome Bradley, of Millbrook, was arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of marijuana,” Horton said. “Following his arrest, Bradley resigned from his position. He had been with the ADOC since January 2018.”

Horton said the public should contact the ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division at 1-866-293-7799 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. 

The public may also report suspicious activity to law enforcement by going to the ADOC Website at