Celestine Moreland, a 61 year old mother to Phillip Moreland, pleaded guilty to smuggling pot to her son. He is a prisoner at the Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, OK.
Tuesday, 1600Kush.com reported on the incident which happened in January 18 2014.
Phillips Sentences According to DOC Records:
- 17 1/2 years at Cimarron Correctional Facility for second-degree manslaughter in 2009 in Pittsburg County
- Phillip Moreland served 11 1/2 years of two concurrent 20-year prison terms for drug manufacturing and drug possession in 2000 in Craig County
- He served less than half his 10-year prison term for child abuse in Craig County in 1998
How Celestine Moreland Possessed the Drugs
During her previous prison visit with her son, Phillip asked Celestine to receive any restricted call she got. She then got a call the night before her next scheduled prison visit asking her to pick up a package in the ladies room at a Cushing Walmart the following day.
Celestine picked up the suspicious package as instructed. She had a feeling it was marijuana. There were two packages packed in electrical tape. Her job? Smuggling pot inside the Cushing prison.
Prison Mom’s Reason for Agreeing to Smuggling Pot Into Facility
Phillip’s mother had a feeling that her son was in some kind of trouble. She did not want to get a telephone call that he had been put in hospital.
So, she went ahead with the plan to deliver the drugs to her son in prison. She was on a mission of smuggling pot to help her son out.
How She Delivered the Drugs
During her prison visitation, Celestine removed the packages from her shirt. She put them both in a potato chip bag and slid them to her son. She was officially guilty of smuggling pot into a prison.
Phillip removed the packages from the chip bag and put them in his left shirt sleeve. He was moving them around and asked to go to the bathroom. This is where one package was recovered.
Reasons Celestine Possessed Other Drugs
- Celestine smokes medial marijuana once or twice a week for pain
- She has had back surgery and has been involved in 17 accidents over the years
- She keeps Adderall in her vehicle in case her grandchild needs it at school
- She was in possession of both Xanax and Demerol pills but has no prescription for either one
Celestine’s Sentence for Smuggling Pot Into Prison
Due to her plea bargain, Celestine Moreland was sentenced to 5 years’ probation for smuggling pot into the Cushing prison. The prison mother also received a concurrent one year probation for possession of other drugs.
“Security footage from the prison showed the mother removing packages from her shirt, putting them into a chip bag and sliding the chip bag to her son, the affidavit said.
Her son then removed the packages from the chip bag and put them in his left shirt sleeve ‘where he moves them around and then asks to go to the bathroom, which the guard allows him to. This is where one of the packages was recovered from Phillip,’ the affidavit said.”
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