By Conrad Dudderar
EL RENO – A Texas woman arrested by Yukon Police has been convicted of carrying illicit drugs into the Canadian County Jail.
Longview’s Casey Deann Tosh, 30, entered a guilty plea Sept. 18 to bringing contraband into jail.
Tosh had been formally charged with the felony crime Sept. 1 in Canadian County District Court.
The defendant, represented by attorney Zachary Ramsey, appeared by video from the Canadian County Jail for a Sept. 18th court hearing.
As part of a plea agreement, Special Judge David H. Halley gave Tosh a two-year suspended sentence with a $50 fine, $50 victim’s compensation assessment and court costs. She will be supervised for six months by the District Attorney’s Office while on probation.
Tosh had faced 1-5 years and/or a $100-$1,000 fine.
The defendant on Aug. 27 was caught with methamphetamine at the Canadian County Jail, 304 N Evans.
Using the jail’s body scanning machine, detention officers found the drugs inside Tosh’s body when she was being booked on drug possession charges.
DRUGS, FAKE BILLS FOUND
Yukon Police arrested Tosh on Aug. 26 in the parking lot of Staples (1701 S Garth Brooks Blvd.) on complaints of possession of controlled dangerous substances (methamphetamine and marijuana) and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Officers contacted Tosh and alleged co-conspirator Nathaniel Reed Boyum, 33, in the Lowe’s parking lot before finding the drugs and “several fake $100 bills” in their vehicle, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Before leaving the Yukon City Jail, Yukon Police Sgt. R. Wells advised Tosh that county jail personnel would complete a body scan of her person.
Tosh told officer D. Brandt and Sgt. Wells she did not have anything hidden “in or on her person,” the court affidavit reads.
The Canadian County Sheriff’s Office in 2022 acquired a Tek 84 body scanning machine to keep inmates from bringing contraband – defined as “any weapon, explosives, drugs, alcohol, or money or financial document” – into the county jail.
The device was installed in the jail’s receiving area.
The body scanner has been in use since fall ‘22, successfully identifying drugs on many inmates.
Felony charges against Boyum are pending in Canadian County District Court in connection with the Aug. 26 incident in Yukon.
Boyum was charged Sept. 1 with computer fraud, uttered a forged instrument and possession of controlled dangerous substance.
A preliminary hearing conference for Boyum is set Oct. 27 before Judge Halley.