4 VISITORS ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES AT ALABAMA PRISON

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ELMORE, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say four people are facing drug charges after being arrested while visiting an Alabama prison.

A statement from the Department of Corrections says the four were taken into custody at Elmore prison on Saturday.

Dogs are used to sniff for drugs as visitors enter the prison area.

The agency says canines alerted on three cars, and searches discovered drugs in each vehicle.

Another person was arrested after officers found marijuana in his pocket during a search.

The department is trying to reduce drugs and other contraband inside Alabama prisons following a series of problems at multiple lockups.

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1/7/2020 7:30:52 AM (GMT -6:00)

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