Alaska State Troopers and Lemon Creek Correctional Center officials are investigating two suspected cases of contraband this week involving pills.
According to a web posting from troopers, a female inmate was found to have three prescription pills during a search after she returned from the Dimond Courthouse on Wednesday.
On Thursday, a male inmate was found with an unknown pill also after returning from the courthouse.
Both cases are under investigation.
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