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Lockdown Lifted at Lea County Correctional Facility

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY - The lockdown at the Lea County Correctional Facility has been lifted after the state conducted security check.

The jail in Hobbs was put on lockdown on Friday after guards discovered contraband that could be used as a weapon or a tool to escape with.

Two prisoners who were "associated" with the items were transferred to the state penitentiary in Santa Fe.

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