Would-be smuggler arrested at Fountain


News Staff Writer

State corrections officers arrested a Calhoun County man last Friday, July 29, for apparently trying to smuggle marijuana and other controlled substances into Fountain Correctional Facility. The man apparently was a state inmate until recently and reportedly returned to the prison to visit a former barracks-mate.
Joseph Lorenzo Shack, 44, of Anniston was arrested by Alabama Department of Corrections officers or investigators. According to Escambia County Detention Center’s website, Shack is being held under a $100,000 bond on eight different charges.
He reportedly faces one count each of being an inmate in possession of a cell phone; first-degree possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a controlled substance; first-degree promoting prison contraband; attempting to commit a controlled substance crime; second-degree criminal trespass, and attempting to promote prison contraband.
ADOC spokeswoman Kristi Simpson confirmed the arrest and reported that the incident is still under investigation.
“Former ADOC inmate Joseph Lorenzo Shack was apprehended and arrested on the grounds of Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore …in the early morning hours of July 29,” Simpson said. “ADOC’s Law Enforcement Services Division has opened an investigation into the incident. More information will be available upon the conclusion of that investigation.”