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Oklahoma prison worker charged after death-row shakedown

Posted: 1:21 PM, Dec 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-29 19:21:40Z
Man claims meth-filled backpack at police station.

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A worker at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary is facing felony drug charges after authorities say more than 40 grams of methamphetamine were discovered in his prosthetic leg during a search of the prison's death row.

The McAlester News-Capitol reports 35-year-old Adam Michael Siemer of McAlester was charged Thursday with felony drug trafficking and bringing contraband into a prison.Prison authorities told police two bags of meth were found in Simer's prosthetic leg during a shakedown of the prison's H-Unit, which houses Oklahoma's death row. Siemer was a food service supervisor at the prison.

According to a police report, Siemer told police "he had been set up." Court records don't indicate the name of Siemer's attorney.

An Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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Information from: McAlester News-Capital, http://www.mcalesternews.com