Woman used T-shirt gun to launch contraband over Oklahoma prison fence, authorities say

An Oklahoma woman who was released from prison in January was back behind bars this week, accused of using a T-shirt gun to launch contraband over a prison fence.

The suspect, identified as Kerri Jo Hickman, of Oologah, used the device Sunday morning to deliver a package containing cell phones, earbuds, marijuana, tobacco, a digital scale and methamphetamine, authorities said.

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A T-shirt gun was used to shoot contraband over a prison fence, Oklahoma corrections official said.

A T-shirt gun was used to shoot contraband over a prison fence, Oklahoma corrections official said. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections )

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After security officials at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre saw the package fly over the fence near an inmate housing unit, prison officials placed the unit on lockdown. A short time later, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers pulled over Hickman's vehicle not far from the prison and found the T-shirt gun and another plastic package inside her vehicle, KOTV-DT of Tulsa reported.

She was being held in the Beckham County jail on suspicion of introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy and drug trafficking.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.