Authorities are conducting a manhunt for three suspects who were allegedly trying to drop off contraband near the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility in McLoud.

Authorities are conducting a manhunt for three suspects who were allegedly trying to drop off contraband near the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility in McLoud.

Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said a resident who lives in that area saw a suspicious person near the prison Sunday morning.

In all, three suspects wearing hoodies and all back clothing were seen fleeing the area, where they dropped items that were believed to be contraband that they were going to try to pass on at the prison.

Palmer said DOC guards were able to identify one of the suspects as Mary Albicker, a recent prisoner.

Palmer said 11 packages the size of miniature footballs were found. Most appear to contain tobacco products, he said, while several have unknown contents until deputies open them for further analysis.

Palmer said the search for the three contraband suspects is centering west of the prison.

Anyone with information, or anyone with sightings should call authorities immediately.

Palmer said deputies, along with CPN and Absentee Shawnee tribal police, Oklahoma City police and Oklahoma County deputies are all involved in this manhunt.

Mantrackers are in the area as well.

Watch for updaets.