Alabama corrections officer arrested after allegedly trying to bring contraband to inmates

Published 9:49 pm Thursday, August 3, 2023

As part of an ongoing investigation into jail contraband, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Corrections Officer Bobby Ray Simmons, 19 of Hartselle, charging him with 13A-10-38 – Promoting Prison Contraband 3rd Degree.

He was arrested at and booked in the Morgan County Jail. Bond $2500.00

“We work daily to prevent jail contraband from entering our facility as we maintain the care, custody and control of approximately 750 inmates. When discovered, we will not hesitate to investigate and arrest those involved.

Sadly, these actions will overshadow the good work and positive contributions that our Corrections Officers make every day. It is a tough job in a hard environment. Thankfully the vast majority of our CO’s come to work and do their best day, after day, after day. For the small minority that choose to bring in contraband, know that you will be caught and prosecuted,” Sheriff Ron Puckett said.

Arrests are public information and visible at Any indication of an individual’s arrest does not imply they have been convicted of a crime. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.