CANUTE, Okla. (KFOR) -- An Oklahoma couple working as prison guards has been charged with distributing methamphetamine.
The investigation began when staff members confiscated a cellphone from an inmate at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre on May 27.
While looking through the phone, investigators determined that the inmate was contacting another inmate and 36-year-old Micah Lynne Wascher. The phone led investigators to believe that Wascher was giving the inmates, who are alleged members of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood, money on Green Dot prepaid cards.
According to the affidavit, Department of Corrections officers obtained a search warrant and searched Wascher's home in Canute. While at the home, officials found 72 grams of a white, crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Authorities arrested Wascher and 42-year-old Travis Eugene Wascher. They were both charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute and maintaining a drug-involved premises.
The defendants are married and, at the time, were both correctional officers for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre.