Muskogee County detention officer accused of bringing drugs, cellphones into jail

Posted at 1:49 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 05:27:52-04

MUSKOGEE COUNTY -- A Muskogee County Detention Officer is behind bars after the sheriff says she admitted to investigators to bringing drugs and cell phones into the jail. 

Sheriff Rob Frazier says his deputies arrested Daphne Lantroop on five counts of bringing contraband into the detention center.

Sheriff Frazier says Lantroop has been a detention officer since January, but is now behind bars at another detention facility for her safety.

”We’re glad that we’ve dealt with it and we want the public to know that law enforcement, they’re not exempt from the law, we will prosecute them just like anyone else,” said Frazier.

Sheriff investigators immediately locked down the cell pods Friday after acting on tips about Lantroop's activities.

After searching the pods, Sheriff Frazier said investigators found several bags of meth and marijuana on inmates, including cell phones and chargers.

Frazier says when investigators interviewed her at home, they found cash, more meth and a gun.

Frazier said the investigation is ongoing and Lantroop will be arraigned on Wednesday.

"As I said earlier, we knew this was going on, there for a while we couldn’t pin point where it was coming from. We want everyone to know that we are cleaning up the jail,” said Frazier.

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