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Raid seizes contraband thought headed to Oklahoma prisons

Ben Fenwick-Oklahoma Watch

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says contraband including weapons, cellphones, drones and grappling hooks believed headed to state prisons has been seized at a warehouse in Oklahoma City.

Spokesman Josh Ward said in a statement Friday that the department's Office of Inspector General learned of the contraband and raided the warehouse on July 15 with Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents.

Ammunition, drugs, tobacco and $8,500 in counterfeit $100 bills were also seized.

Drones have been used to drop contraband in prisons that have been blamed for drug rings run from prisons and to coordinate inmate violence.

Associated Press