August 11, 2020

Guard resigns after he’s charged with trafficking drugs, bringing contraband into Alabama prison

An Alabama prison officer has resigned following his arrest on charges of having illegal drugs at the St. Clair prison in Springville.

The Department of Corrections says 26-year-old Ivan Caldwell of Birmingham was arrested Monday on charges of trafficking drugs, promoting prison contraband and violating a pistol license.

The agency says Caldwell quit following his arrest.

Court records aren’t available to show whether Caldwell has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Caldwell had worked for the prison system since 2017. The department says a vehicle search showed he had packages of methamphetamine and heroin.

He was booked into the St. Clair County Jail.