Ashley Bryant, 30, of Haskell is charged in Muskogee County District Court with two felony charges: child neglect and bringing contraband into jail, according to documents filed with the case. Her residence is listed as Haskell on the charges, but Keota in booking sheets.
On Jan. 5, according to an affidavit, Bryant is alleged to have been visiting an inmate at Jess Dunn Correctional Facility in Taft. Correctional officers said she went to the restroom inside the visiting area, where a correctional officer witnessed her put something into a diaper bag she was carrying with her. The officer searched the bag and found an object wrapped in black tape, which contained a substance that turned out to be marijuana.
The officers at the prison had received a tip that Bryant was going to use her two daughters to smuggle drugs into the prison by putting the drugs in their diapers and later exchanging it with the inmate during visitation.
One child is two years old, one is two months old. She will face arraignment on Jan. 22.