Prison visitor allegedly found with hidden drugs

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Albany police are investigating after a visitor to Albany Regional Prison was allegedly found with drugs hidden in their vehicle.

Police said a drug detection dog and prison officers searching visitors’ vehicles allegedly uncovered the drugs in a female visitor’s vehicle on January 4.

Police said the drugs were “packaged in an attempt to hide them”.

The female was banned from visiting prisons for 12 months. Police are still investigating the matter.

In a statement on social media, Great Southern Police said “attempting to convey drugs into a prison is a serious crime with the provision for substantial penalties. Long term bans are issued and are in addition to any penalty imposed by the Court.”

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