|More than 600 weapons confiscated during prison sweep in Atmore|
The Alabama Department of Corrections announced a major sweep of Fountain Correctional facility near Atmore in the following press release:
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Ala. – More than 300 officials from local, county and state law enforcement agencies conducted a predawn operation to remove illegal contraband from the G.K. Fountain Correctional Facility in Atmore on Monday.
The operation recovered 621 makeshift weapons, 51 contraband cellphones, 240 grams of synthetic drugs, and 7 gallons of an alcoholic beverage that inmate’s refer to as julep or pruno.
The Atmore, Bay Minette, and Brewton Police Departments, along with the Baldwin, Clarke and Escambia County Sherriff’s Offices, took part in the operation. Supporting state agencies included the Alabama Pardons and Paroles, Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s K-9 unit, Alabama Emergency Management Agency, and the Alabama Department of Transportation.
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