(Stillwater, Okla.) — A bench warrant has been issued for a Cimarron Correctional Facility visitor who failed to appear in court last week on a felony charge of bringing marijuana and tobacco into the Cushing prison to an inmate on his birthday.
Lisa Victoria Frazier, 31, of Ada, had been freed on $5,000 bond and ordered to return to court on June 23 with an attorney, court records show.
She was arrested by Cushing Police Officer Carson Watts on March 28 for delivering marijuana and contraband to inmate Notice Burns, Cushing Police Detective Adam Harp wrote in an affidavit.
Burns, 26, who has a long criminal history, is serving 15 years in prison for drug distribution, drug possession, endeavoring to distribute drugs and bringing contraband in jail, all in 2007 in Pontotoc County, records show.
In Payne County District Court, Burns admitted that he possessed marijuana in the Cushing prison on March 28, for which he received a five-year prison term concurrent to his Pontotoc County prison sentences on June 18.
Burns was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and a $150 state crime bureau laboratory fee, along with $50 to the victims’ compensation fund and $50 to the District Attorney’s Drug Fund.
When Frazier was interviewed by prison Investigator Joe Sebenick and the Cushing police detective the day after her arrest, she admitted “she has been delivering narcotics and contraband into the prison every weekend for the past six months,” the affidavit alleged.
Regarding the March 28 incident, “Frazier admitted to Officer Watts that she brought the marijuana and tobacco wrapped in black electrical tape and gave it to inmate Burns during visitation,” the affidavit alleged.
“Frazier admitted to Officer Watts that inmate Burns asked her to get the items from Oklahoma City and deliver them to him at the prison,” the affidavit alleged.
Burns admitted to prison staff that he put the contraband inside his body, the affidavit said. The package had a brown leaf substance and a green leafy substance, the latter of which tested as marijuana, the affidavit said.
“Lisa told me that Notice had asked her to go to Oklahoma City and pick up the item and bring it to him for his birthday,” Watts alleged in an affidavit.
She said she did not know the person that gave her the item, which was about two and one-half inches long and wrapped in black electrical tape, the affidavit alleged.
Surveillance footage from the prison’s visitation room showed the two getting up from their table and then going to have a picture taken of them together, Watts’ affidavit said.
“I saw them take several photographs together and then I saw them shuffling their hands and arms that were facing away from the camera.
“I then could see inmate Burns take his right arm and begin pushing it down the back of his pants,” while pictures were still being taken, Watts wrote in his affidavit.
If convicted of bringing contraband into the Cushing prison, Frazier could be given as much as a five-year prison term and a $1,000 fine, court records show.
Burns was first sent to prison at age 19 to serve three years for assault with a deadly weapon in 2003 in Pontotoc County, which was to be suspended on his completion of a drug program, state Department of Corrections records show.
He has a 2003 conviction for robbery in Pontotoc County, for which he served about nine months between November 2007 and August 2008, DOC records show.
He has a 2007 conviction for aggravated assault and battery in Pontotoc County, for which he is serving a five-year prison term, DOC records show.
He also has 2007 convictions for conspiracy to commit a felony, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and possession of a firearm after conviction, all in Pontotoc county, for which he is serving a 10-year prison term, DOC records show.