2 suspects sought, one in custody in Oklahoma prison contraband case

Posted at 11:49 PM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 00:49:04-05

McLOUD, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities have one person in custody after a manhunt for three suspects they say tried to throw contraband into an Oklahoma prison.

Sheriff's offices in Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties said Sunday the suspects attempted to throw the contraband over a fence at the Mable Bassett Correctional Center. The prison is a multi-function facility that houses more than 1,000 female inmates in McLoud.

Authorities say the suspects were trying to throw at least 12 bundles of contraband over the prison fence. Deputies tell KFOR in Oklahoma City that 37-year-old Mary Albicker is in custody, while two other suspects were not found.

Investigators are also looking into whether the three suspects were also trying to stage an escape for multiple inmates from the prison.

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