A Wellston woman was arrested Friday on charges she was attempting to smuggle heroin into the South Central Correctional Center at Licking, authorities said.

A prisoner at the South Central Correctional Center died Nov. 8 of apparent natural causes.

A news release said Bobby Stapleton, 55, was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

Stapleton was serving a 50-year sentence for two counts of first-degree robbery, two counts of armed criminal action, kidnapping and rape out of Jackson County. He was received in the Missouri Department of Corrections on Dec. 9, 1987.

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