Officer jailed for drugs, dismissed (updated)

Published 1:32 pm Friday, March 21, 2014

Charges of prostitution and distribution of drugs now hang over the heads of an Andalusia police officer and his father, following the two men’s arrests Wednesday night.

According to information released from the Covington County Jail, 34-year-old Andalusia Police Sgt. Jason Curry was arrested Wednesday evening for his alleged role in the possession and distribution of a controlled substance, as well as for allegations of prostitution.

J. Curry

Jason Curry

Curry’s father, 59-year-old Otis R. Curry, was also taken into custody for two counts of unlawfully distributing a controlled substance.

Dean Argo, government relations manager for the Alabama Beverage Control Board, said ABC officers and agents with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation assisted with the arrests at the request of the Covington County District Attorney’s Office.

According to arrest warrants, Jason Curry was taken into custody after he arranged a meeting with an ABI informant, for the purpose of providing a controlled substance (Oxy Contin 40mg). Warrants also stated Curry met the informant for the purpose of soliciting sexual activities in return for the controlled substance. Curry was found to be in possession of two pills marked OP40, without a prescription. Curry was also in possession of a Glock 27 handgun at the time of arrest.

Thursday, Andalusia Mayor Earl V. Johnson and Interim Police Chief Paul Hudson announced Curry has been relieved of duty, adding a pre-determination hearing will be set within the next several days to determine whether further disciplinary action should be taken in this matter.

Otis Curry

Otis Curry

Jason Curry was booked into the Covington County Jail on a $165,000 bond, while Otis Curry was booked on a $200,000 bond.

Argo said no further information could be released at this time, as the investigation is ongoing.