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Warden and Wife Arrested for Manufacturing Magic Mushrooms

An Alabama woman, and her husband who worked as a warden in a correctional facility, were arrested and accused of multiple drug offenses including manufacturing and possession.

According to reports, the Limestone County Correctional Facility warden has worked for the Alabama Department of Corrections for more than two decades. Prior to his current post, the 45-year-old man was the warden at the Birmingham Community Based Facility for women.  He and his 55-year-old wife share a home in the local area, and court records indicate that since September 2022, they have been under investigation for the manufacturing of psilocybin (psychedelic) mushrooms in the residence.

On the morning of April 19, the Alabama Department of Corrections Law Enforcement Services Division, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s SWAT team, and the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office went to the address with warrants to search the premises, in addition to the man’s business office. They also had arrest warrants for him and his wife.

The warden was taken into custody and booked into the Limestone County Correctional Facility on suspicion of second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. His wife, who was also booked into the county lockup, is facing the same preliminary charges. They are each being held in lieu of $4,500 bonds.

It was reported that the man, whose rank was Warden III, was placed on mandatory unpaid leave for the time being because of the allegations. The Department of Corrections reported that he could face additional personnel action. It was also reported by the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office that more charges could be added as the investigation continues.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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