- Cullman, Alabama

September 24, 2013

Logan man charged with providing contraband at detention center

‘Thorough’ search finds smuggled drugs, tobacco in rectum

By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times

— The Cullman County Sheriff’s office said inmates are going to all lengths to sneak narcotics into the detention center as a weekend-inmate was arrested for contraband discovered in his rectum on Friday.

Jackie Ray Maddox, 50, of Logan was arrested for promoting prison contraband and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after a body search led a jailer to locate a baggy inserted into the man’s rectum containing Loratab and smokeless tobacco, Chief Deputy Max Bartlett said.

“The past few weeks we had jail personnel gather information about inmates bringing illegal contraband inside the jail,” Bartlett said. “Maddox came in to serve his weekend time and officers conducted a more thorough examination. When doing so, they discovered the inmate had a plastic baggy inserted inside of his body... In his rectum. Inside it there was smokeless tobacco and three 7.5 Loratab pills.”

Bartlett said based on the evidence recovered from inside Maddox, they were able to charge him with promoting prison contraband, second-degree, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Maddox is being held at the Cullman County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

“I appreciate the diligence of the officers to stop contraband from coming into the facility,” Bartlett said. “Sergeant Rebekah Cash and deputy Christopher Pitts were very thorough and they deserve recognition.”

Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.