Alabama corrections officer charged with trafficking controlled substances

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TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Alabama Department of Corrections arrested one of their own during an investigation into contraband being smuggled into its prisons.

ADOC agents apprehended Corey McClendon, 26, of Louisville after he reportedly bought narcotics from an undercover agent in a business’ parking lot in Troy.

McClendon admitted to buying methamphetamine to sell it at the Easterling Correctional Facility, where he worked. McClendon had previously worked for ADOC for four years.

“The arrest of McClendon is yet another example of our efforts in combating criminal activity including corruption within our institutions,’’ said Arnaldo Mercado, director of ADOC’s Investigations and Intelligence Division.  “It reiterates our strong commitment to the citizens of Alabama to provide for their public safety, as well as ensuring a safe and rehabilitative environment for Alabama inmates.”

McClendon was booked into the Pike County jail on trafficking in controlled substances.

The department of corrections is still looking into the case. It asks those with information on contraband being taken into state prisons to call the ADOC Investigations and Intelligence Division at 1-866-293-7799 or send online tips to http://www.doc.alabama.gov/investigationrequest.

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