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SAYRE, Okla. — An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says the incident prompted a lockdown at the North Fork Correctional Unit in Sayre, about 120 miles west of Oklahoma City.

The agency says authorities arrested Kerri Jo Hickman after discovering the T-shirt gun and another package in her vehicle.

Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the container that was launched Sunday contained cellphones, ear buds, phone chargers, methamphetamine, digital scales, marijuana and tobacco.

Hickman remained jailed Friday in Beckham County on complaints of introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy and drug trafficking. Jail records don't list an attorney who could speak on her behalf.


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  • MaxCady
    March 15, 2019 at 4:34 p.m.

    When I worked inside Cummins Unit the inmates bugged me all the time to bring in drugs. They would hand me cash money (which is contraband in itself) and an address and tell me to get in touch with their brother or whoever and bring in whatever I could get. I always declined saying "I don't want to be in here with you!"

  • Justthefaqsmaam
    March 15, 2019 at 4:51 p.m.

    The party doesn’t start until the T-shirt gun comes out! What the heck was Kerri Jo thinking