ADA, Okla. – An Oklahoma inmate, who is accused of smuggling meth into a local jail, is now being charged with murder.
On Nov. 11, Tammy Jordan was found dead inside her jail cell in the Pontotoc County Jail.
At the time, Jordan did not have any obvious signs of trauma that pointed them to a cause of death.
However, the medical examiner ruled her death as a homicide with acute drug toxicity as a probable cause of death.
After receiving the results, investigators took a look at the jail’s surveillance footage.
The video showed Jordan’s cellmate, 27-year-old Summer Leigh Shaw, pick up a cup and place it on her bed.
Moments later, Shaw drank from the cup.
During interviews with the OSBI, Shaw admitted to sneaking in a bag of methamphetamine hidden inside a body cavity.
She claimed she mixed the meth with water inside the cup and shared it with Jordan.
According to Shaw, Jordan complained of shortness of breath and stomach pain.
However, she did not call for help because she was worried about getting into trouble.
Authorities are charging Shaw with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
She is currently being held at the Seminole County Jail on a separate complaint.
However, she will be transferred back to the Pontotoc County Jail.