(Stillwater) — A Cushing prison visitor who admitted delivering drugs that were hidden in small balloons to an inmate at the Cimarron Correctional Facility has been placed on probation for five years.
    Cayla D. Watson, 20, of Hollis, was also ordered to pay $900 in fines and assessments and perform 50 hours of community service within six months by District Judge Donald Worthington Friday.
    Because she was given a deferred sentence, Watson will not have a criminal record if she successfully completes her probation.
    Sixty pill halves, identified as the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, were found in three small balloons, Cushing Police Officer Adam Harp wrote in an affidavit.
    Marjuana was found in two other small balloons, the affidavit said. Loose tobacco was discovered in four other small balllons, the affidavit said.
    When the Cushing police officer was sent to the prison about 4:15 p.m. June 28, Assistant Warden John Welch said that Watson had “confessed to delivering the balloons, which contained contraband to the inmate,” the affidavit said.
    She said that rolling papers and tobacco were inside the balloons, the affidavit said.
    But prison staff found pills, tobacco and what appeared to be marijuana in the balloons, the affidavit said.
    Watson had been observed by prison staff “coming out of the restroom with a paper towel that was wadded up in her hand,” the affidavit said.
    When she sat down at a table with the inmate in the visiting room, prison staff saw her passing the paper towel to the inmate, who put it into a chip bag, the affidavit said.
    Delivering a controlled drug to an inmate is a felony punishable by as much as a life prison term and a $20,000 fine, court records show.