Blossoming love story nipped in bud

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CHICKASHA, Okla. - Lawmen said they were forced to nip a blossoming teenage love story in the bud. 

Authorities tell us they caught one of the lovebirds trying to smuggle contraband into the jail where her sweetheart was being held.

Jail authorities said they had suspicions someone was lowering a wire down to the ground from a jail cell.

So they had police set up surveillance and patiently waited.

It's hard to nurture a budding relationship from behind bars but two Grady County love birds were willing to do just about anything to communicate with one another even if it meant breaking the law.

Authorities suspected contraband was somehow making its way into the jail and called police to check into the matter.

"There was some activity going on where maybe there was some contraband being brought into the jail," Chickasha Police Major Elip Moore said. "They had a real specific time that it occurred. So they contacted our agency."

Investigators said the contraband was supposed to go through a window on the northwest corner of the jail, but it never made it there.

Inside the little care package were several things including a love letter.

"I'm not sure how you're wanting things to go between me and you, whether it's just friends or maybe something a bit more serious," the letter states. "I know the situation between me and you is kinda weird but I love you."

There was a small crack in one of the jail windows and a 17-year-old girl and her incarcerated love interest were using it to allegedly smuggle contraband into his cell.

Police said they watched the girl walk up to the jail but then she got spooked and ran.

They tracked her down and she admitted everything.

She had a bag with her and inside was a carefully bundled package that contained the letter, a picture of her, cigarettes, a lighter and chewing gum.

"She voluntarily relinquished the contraband and admitted that in fact she was going to be giving it to them," Moore said. "They were going to be lowering a line or a string and taking it into the jail."

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