LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officers found more weapons and drugs during a second search of the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Correctional Services Department deployed K-9 teams after a lockdown was imposed at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Department Director Scott Frakes says nearly 40 officers from other law enforcement agencies joined department employees in the hunt for contraband.
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A Sept. 4 lockdown and sweep of the prison also found homemade weapons, cellphones, drugs and other items. The inspector general for corrections, Doug Koebernick, said in a report released Monday that prison staffers were concerned that parts or all of some housing units were not searched during the earlier lockdown.
Frakes says in a news release that Wednesday's "larger operation was always part of a bigger plan."