3 arrested in smuggling attempt

Authorities say trash bags containing marijuana, tobacco and cell phones were thrown over a wall at a minimum-security housing facility near Oklahoma State Penitentiary.
Capt. Don Hass of the McAlester Police Department says three Tulsa women were arrested in the smuggling attempt after a neighbor called authorities.
The incident occurred Friday at Talawanda Heights which is a 69-bed minimum security unit outside the east gate of the main OSP facility. It houses inmates used in OSP support positions such as maintenance and kitchen work.
Deputy Warden Linda Morgan says an inmate at the main prison has an association with one of the women and an investigation is under way.

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