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Three charged with contraband crimes

Jun 20, 2015 | by Lynn Powell

McAlester police say they nabbed three people they believe were planning to drop an assortment of items at one of the state prisons in the city.

Shane Cosper, 29, of Tulsa; Edwin Smith, 28 of Tulsa, and Andrea Sexton, 24, of Bristow, were charged Tuesday after police said they caught them that morning in a vehicle on East Monroe Avenue close to West Street with drugs, cell phones, marijuana, tobacco, charges and lighters neatly packaged in black electrical tape.

“Most of the evidence was wrapped tightly in electrical tape and was consistent with a contraband drop at one of the (prisons),” McAlester police officer Kevin Bishop wrote in an affidavit.

McAlester police say they nabbed three people they believe were planning to drop an assortment of items at one of the state prisons in the city.

Shane Cosper, 29, of Tulsa; Edwin Smith, 28 of Tulsa, and Andrea Sexton, 24, of Bristow, were charged Tuesday after police said they caught them that morning in a vehicle on East Monroe Avenue close to West Street with drugs, cell phones, marijuana, tobacco, charges and lighters neatly packaged in black electrical tape.

“Most of the evidence was wrapped tightly in electrical tape and was consistent with a contraband drop at one of the (prisons),” McAlester police officer Kevin Bishop wrote in an affidavit.

Bishop said his investigation started when he stopped a Buick because its headlights were out. The driver, identified as Smith, told officers he did not have a license and handed officers an insurance card that was expired. Officers also noticed the temporary tags on the car had expired in May.

Officers found the reported contraband during a search of the vehicle before it was impounded.

Cosper was charged with felony unlawful possession of controlled drug with intent to distribute and felony conspiracy to deliver contraband to penal institution. Smith was charged with both counts and misdemeanor driving without a driver’s license.

Sexton was charged with the possession and conspiracy complaints, and she was also charged with bringing contraband into a jail/penal institution and misdemeanor failure to pay taxes. McAlester police officer Preston Rodgers reported when she was booked into the Pittsburg County Justice Center officers found marijuana on her person.

“During the booking process, Detention Officer Jalee Hollen advised Rodgers that Sexton had a baggie containing a green leafy substance inside her pants,” Rodgers wrote. 

Bonds were set at $20,000 each by Pittsburg County Special District Judge Matthew Sheets and the three are scheduled to appear in court on July 17. 

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