Contraband tobacco was found at Juneau’s Lemon Creek Correctional Center on Monday.
Prison officials found two balloons filled with tobacco in a holding cell, and reported it to Alaska State Troopers.
According to a release from the troopers, a suspect has been identified and charges are being forwarded to the District Attorney’s office.
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