Two Former Sheriff Office Employees Behind Bars

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Two former employees connected to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office are behind bars and face several charges. Investigators say Belinda Lewis was an employee of the Trinity Food service that is contracted to work in the kitchen of the DeKalb County Detention Center. Lewis is charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime. In connection two inmates David Cooper and Dustin Ward are also charged with promoting prison contraband. 


DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says a two month long investigation involving Morgan McCurdy, an employee of the DeKalb County Detention Center and former employee of Jackson County Detention Center results in her arrest. Sheriff Harris says that Law enforcement received video information that a drug drop would be made in a restaurant parking lot. Undercover agents went to the restaurant and witnessed McCurdy receive a package from a man. McCurdy then drove to the Fort Payne Walmart where she was stopped and transported back to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Agents discovered the package contained methamphetamine, prescription pills, a cell phone charger and two cans of tobacco. McCurdy is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and promoting prison contraband.


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