Riverton, WY – Last week's lock down and search at the
Wyoming Honor Farm turned up tobacco products but no weapons.
On Oct. 22, prison officials received an anonymous note from an
inmate that said there was a plan to smuggle two small handguns
into the minimum-security prison at Riverton.
Associate Warden Tony Thornton says the prison was immediately
shut down and officials began interviewing all inmates and
searching their rooms as well as other buildings.
Thornton says the four-day search found contraband, including
tobacco products, but no weapons. One inmate also possessed a
liquid he apparently was trying to ferment into alcohol.
There are about 220 inmates at the facility.