Tahlequah Daily Press

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May 8, 2014

Woman accused of bringing meth into jail in her vagina

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies and officers at the Cherokee County Detention Center have asked for charges to be filed against two inmates caught with methamphetamine in a jail cell this week.

Deputies said they arrested 36-year-old Malana Marie Castillo recently for a warrant, and she was then booked into CCDC.

Officers at the jail later notified deputies when other inmates reported drugs were inside Castillo’s cell.

Officers allegedly found the bag of meth hidden inside a book near the bed of 28-year-old Jennifer Nicole Barnoskie, of Tahlequah.

Officers said that they were told Castillo had apparently hidden the methamphetamine inside her vagina and was able to get the substance inside.

She later went to a restroom and allegedly asked Barnoskie what she should do with the meth once she was in the cell.

Barnoskie allegedly snorted the drugs in the jail cell, and tested positive for meth after submitting to a drug test.

Officers have asked that she be charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Castillo, meanwhile, faces charges of possessing a controlled dangerous substance and bringing contraband into a penal institution.  She has a $10,000 bond on the newest charges, while Barnoskie’s bond has not been set.

jnewton@tahlequahdailypress.com

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