Former state corrections officer sentenced to 54 months in federal prison

Former state corrections officer sentenced to 54 months in federal prison

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A former state corrections officer from Hope Hull was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in federal prison.

Johntarance Henriquis McCray, 23, was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for smuggling multiple drugs into a state correctional facility. At the time of the offense, McCray was an officer at Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore County.

McCray will also be subject to three years of supervised release, since there is no parole in the federal system.

McCray had been with the Alabama Department of Corrections for about nine months before his supervisors at Draper received information that he was smuggling drugs into the prison. On Oct. 15, 2015, officers confronted and searched McCray. They found two large bundles hidden in McCray's underwear that contained crack cocaine, powder cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, Xanax and Suboxone. McCray's vehicle was also searched. Officers found a duffel bag containing additional drugs, a loaded 9 mm handgun and over $400 in cash.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Alabama Department of Corrections Investigations and Intelligence Division investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bradley Bodiford.

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