The Morning Brew: The crazy smuggling attempt at the Oklahoma County Jail
Cell phones, pot part of smuggling attempt
So you're in the Oklahoma County Jail and you really want some marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone. Why not poke a hole in the wall, and go from there. That's exactly what happened last week in a bizarre and brazen attempt at getting contraband inside its apparently pliable walls.
Four women were arrested Friday after jail officials foiled an attempt to smuggle contraband into the jail.
On August 14, investigators were notified of a hole that had been made through one of the jail’s cells with the intent of receiving contraband from outside, according to a court affidavit.
About 3:20 a.m. Friday, deputies responded to the northeast corner of the jail, where they found a line “made of issue bedding” draped over a covered parking spot. While the deputies were trying to take down the line, they noticed a second line being lowered from the 12th floor of the jail, near where the hole was discovered.