MCALESTER, Okla. – Sunday morning, an Oklahoma Department of Corrections correctional officer witnessed a pickup truck drive into the parking lot at the Probation and Parole Office next to the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester. The driver of that truck turned around and left the area.
The correctional officer searched the parking lot and found a large bag, inside were drugs believing to be more than a pound of marijuana, approximately 50 grams of black tar heroin, more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, nearly 60 grams of an unknown yellow wax substance, tobacco products, and more than a dozen cell phones.
“The Department of Corrections is at war with drug dealers both inside and outside the wire. Kudos to the officer who followed his instincts and found the bag,” ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh says.
ODOC’s Security Threats Intelligence Office is investigating the matter.