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Former Jailer Pleads Guilty to Lacing Prisoners’ Cigarettes

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) – A one-time Alabama jailer accused of sickening inmates by lacing their cigarettes with self-defense spray has pleaded guilty to assault charges. News outlets report former Morgan County corrections officer Jaylend Edward Handley pleaded guilty Wednesday to four counts of third-degree assault. Handley was ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and sentenced to 180 days in jail,…

Alabama man pleads in theft involving slain officer’s fund

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said an Alabama man has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud after admitting to using someone else’s identity to raid a memorial fund for a slain officer. Devonte Lemond Hammonds, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty Friday to one count each of access device fraud and wire fraud in connection with money he stole from…