SAYRE, Okla. (KDKA) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman used a “novel approach” to try to smuggle contraband into a prison.READ MORE: Emergency Community Meeting Held To Create Plan To Stop Gun Violence In Pittsburgh Area
It happened at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, Okla., on March 10.
According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, corrections officers saw 40-year-old Kerri Hickman using a t-shirt cannon to launch contraband over the medium-security prison’s fence.
“Novel approach — bad idea,” the DOC said in a tweet.READ MORE: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
#ICYMI – Eagle-eyed COs at NFCC in Sayre saw Kerri Hickman using a T-shirt cannon Sunday to launch contraband over the medium-security prison’s fence. Novel approach – bad idea. She’s facing more felony charges. Thanks to @OHPDPS for helping us catch her. https://t.co/ruj7y3VSlm pic.twitter.com/wSeqFF09Dz
— Oklahoma DOC (@OklaDOC) March 15, 2019
CBS affiliate KOTV – News On 6 reports the plastic package of contraband contained cell phones, ear buds, chargers, meth, digital scales, pot and tobacco.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers caught Hickman driving away from the prison. Authorities found a t-shirt gun and another plastic package in her vehicle.MORE NEWS: ACLU, Voter Groups Sue In Ohio Over New Legislative Maps
Hickman was arrested and placed in the Beckham County Jail. The Department of Corrections says she is facing felony charges.