Husband and wife team working at correctional facility run drug-trafficking operation behind bars: Cops

A husband and wife working as correctional officers in Custer County, Oklahoma, have reportedly been arrested on suspicion of operating a drug trafficking ring at the North Fork Correctional Facility.

According to KWTV, 42-year-old Travis Wascher and 36-year-old Micah Wascher were employed at the jail in Sayre when investigators became aware of the alleged drug activity.

Following a probe into the allegations, the Department of Correction’s Security Threats Intelligence Office and members of the drug task force executed a search warrant of the suspects’ residence in Canute.

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A police statement indicates authorities recovered 72 grams of methamphetamine upon searching the home. Travis and Micah Wascher were arrested at the scene and booked into jail on Friday evening.

As of the latest reports available, the couple appeared before a judge in a Custer County courtroom. Bond was reportedly set at $100,000 for both suspects.

According to court records, the husband and wife are both expected to face criminal charges including trafficking a controlled dangerous substance.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections released a statement confirming the arrest, as reported by KOKH.

“People who deal in drugs belong behind bars not working for corrections,” ODOC Director Joe M. Allbaugh said.

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[Featured image: Travis Wascher and Micah Wascher, Custer County Jail]