Chadwick Crabtree and his wife, Melissa Crabtree, were arrested and charged with manufacturing Psilocybin mushrooms on April 20. Mr. Crabtree was, at the time, the current warden for the Alabama Department of Corrections facility in Limestone County.

At the time of arrest, according to ADOC, both were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Limestone County Jail. They were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana II, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and manufacturing of a controlled substance.

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Court records show the couple is due in court on May 7 for a preliminary hearing. Records also show that the couple's home was searched, resulting in the finding of both drugs and drug-making material.

Both arrest warrants say the couple is charged with the unlawful manufacturing of psychedelic mushrooms, a hallucinogenic, and that investigators found a lab for manufacturing these on the property.

In addition, the couple has been charged with possession of marijuana for personal use and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Crabtree is currently suspended without pay as the investigation continues.

This is the most high-profile arrest of a prison official in Alabama in recent memory for drug-related offenses. While several correctional officers have been caught and arrested while attempting to promote prison contraband, including drugs, into the state's prison system, it is uncommon to hear of a warden being caught up in a drug scheme.

It is unclear at this time if the warden was procuring and producing these drugs for use or sale at the Limestone County prison.

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