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Oklahoma prison officials say visitor smuggled drugs in diaper bag

Posted: 5:32 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-09 18:37:32-05
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Investigators say a Keota woman last week tried to smuggle drugs into a prison by taping them inside her children's diaper bag.

According to an arrest report, 30-year-old Ashley Dawn Bryant was in Taft to see a prisoner at the Jess Dunn Correctional Facility on Saturday when a guard discovered marijuana in her possession.

The report says the correctional officer searched a diaper bag in the visitor center after Bryant returned from the restroom. Inside was a green, leafy substance wrapped in kitchen plastic wrap and black electrical tape, according to the report.

Two children, a 2-year-old and 3-month-old, were with Bryant during the prison visit. The children were released to the custody of their grandmother, investigators say.

Muskogee County District Court records show Bryant faces charges of child neglect and bringing contraband into a penal institution.

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