ATMORE, Ala. – Investigators with the Alabama Department of Corrections have arrested an employee at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore for attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the prison.

During a patrol of the facility’s parking lot, a dog assigned to the ADOC K-9 Drug Unit alerted on a vehicle owned by Curtis Andrews, 64, of Mobile.

After detaining Andrews, investigators found concealed in his clothing several packages wrapped in tape containing 179 grams of synthetic marijuana and methamphetamine.

Andrews was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, promoting prison contraband, and trafficking. Andrews, who managed the facility’s canteen, resigned after his arrest and was taken to the Escambia County Jail.

Andrews had been employed by the ADOC since 1990.