John McCluskey and his fiancee/ cousin Casslyn Welch.
John McCluskey and his fiancee/ cousin Casslyn Welch.

Escapee's Girlfriend a Drug Mule for White Supremacists, Cops Claim

We're not sure what's more degrading: being called a meth-head, being called a drug mule, or being engaged to a convicted murderer who also happens to be your cousin.

Casslyn Welch, the fiancee/ cousin of convicted murderer John McCluskey, has experienced each.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says prior to Welch helping McCluskey and two other inmates escape from prison, she served as a drug mule for a white supremacist group.

According to the sheriff's office, prison officials contacted sheriff's deputies on June 19, saying they found heroin and weed in Welch's car during a visit to the prison.

Welch was never arrested but was detained by prison officials in order to develop and supply information about drug smuggling going on in the prison.

About six weeks later, Welch was back at the Kingman prison, only this time she wasn't trying to sneak things in, she was trying to sneak three convicted felons out.

Two of the inmates, Tracy Province and Daniel Renwick, have been captured by authorities, but McCluskey and Welch remain on the lam.

The two have been linked to the murder of an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico and are believed to be somewhere in the American Northwest, or Canada.

A woman who claims she saw Welch at a restaurant in a small town in Montana described the fugitive by saying she "looked a meth addict."

Just three days after being spotted in Montana, authorities thought the two may have been responsible for the armed robbery of a beauty salon in Arkansas. Authorities have since backed off that theory.

Since going on the lam, authorities believe the two have changed their appearances, saying McCluskey has dyed his hair black and is rockin' a black beard, while Welch has reportedly dyed her hair blond.

Anyone with info on the whereabouts of the cous-friends is asked to call 911 or the Arizona Department of Corrections at 602-542-1212.


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