|Updated: 6/03/2013 1:28 pm
||Published: 6/03/2013 12:10 pm
A former nurse in the Tulsa County Jail is out on bond after being arrested and accused of smuggling drugs into the jail.
Deputies say they got a tip that Elizabeth Guy was bringing contraband inside.
FOX23 News found out Guy wasn’t a county employee, but worked for a company contracted to do medical services at the jail. She still had to go through an intense background check like other jail employees, but unlike others, being a nurse gave Guy more access to inmates.
“She could have manipulated the system to get him into an area where they were alone together.”
Major Shannon Clark says getting tippled off to a “dirty” employee inside the jail has happened before.
What was unique is this time it involves a nurse, who, because of medical privacy laws, has more alone time with inmates than most.
“A nurse would have more frequency to do that because we don't watch over the medical staff quite like you would a volunteer,” Major Clark says.
Elizabeth Guy faces seven complaints that include conspiracy to commit felony, carrying drugs into a jail, and second degree rape.
Arrest and booking documents show she told deputies, “I have drugs in my left pocket,” and pulled out a small bag with a white, crystal substance. That substance later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Guy also allegedly admitted to smuggling tobacco, marijuana, meth and heroin to inmate Jason Harrington, who Guy says she also had sex with on two separate occasions at the jail.
Clark says investigators are still trying to determine, “did she know the person ahead of time, what was their relationship and how long had that person been incarcerated, and then what was her nexus to that person, how often did she get to see that person.”
He would say who tipped off deputies, only that it came from inside. But FOX23 found out an inmate breaking their silence could prove beneficial.
“If we received info that may way better on someone's prosecution,” Maj. Clark says. “The DA would get information they were cooperative or they helped us in an investigation internally that helped us clean up inside the house.”
Guy’s bond was set at $100,000. Major Clark says how quickly she bonded out with such a hefty price tag does raise suspicions.