Guard at Alabama jail charged with smuggling crystal meth into facility

Published 9:24 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021

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.