Update, Aug. 29, 4:00 a.m.: The lockdown at the Drumheller Institution has been lifted. Visits to the penetentiary have resumed.
Another lockdown is in place at the Drumheller Institution.
The medium security prison was locked down and inmates were confined to their cells just before noon on Wednesday, August 23.
A statement from from Correctional Service of Canada says it's to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search of the facility.
No specific reason for the search was mentioned, but the last lockdown at the Drumheller penetentiary followed a rash of overdoses from the drugs fentanyl and carfentanyl.
Visits are suspended until the search is completed.

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