APD officer charged for drugs resigns

Published 12:37 am Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Jason Curry tendered his resignation, which was accepted, to Andalusia Police Department Acting Chief Paul Hudson Tuesday morning.

J. Curry

J. Curry

Alabama Bureau of Investigation and Alabama Beverage Control Board officers arrested Curry two weeks ago on drug and prostitution charges. He was an APD investigator at the time.

According to arrest warrants, Curry was found to be in possession of two Oxy Contin 40-milligram pills, which he attempted to provide to an Alabama Bureau of Investigation informant in return for sexual activities. Curry was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance and prostitution, and booked into the Covington County Jail on a $165,000 bond.

Just after Curry’s arrest, Andalusia Mayor Earl Johnson and Hudson announced Curry had been relieved of duty, adding a pre-determination hearing would be set to determine whether further disciplinary action should be taken.

Johnson said Tuesday night that Curry presented the resignation before that hearing was held.