MUNCY — A visitor at SCI-Muncy was arrested Monday for smuggling drugs.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday, a male visitor entered the main gate at the prison to be processed for a visit with his daughter.

Upon processing the individual through the metal detector, the security staff conducted a search of the visitor’s outer garment at which time a sandwich bag with an unknown leafy substance was discovered.

The security office was notified and arrived at the main gate and verified what appeared to be a green leafy substance contained in the bag.

State police at Montoursville were notified and a trooper arrived at the facility at 11:40 a.m. A field test of the substance was conducted and was confirmed to be marijuana.

The visitor, who was not identified in a press release issued by the Department of Corrections, was taken into custody by state police.

According to a new policy set in place by corrections Secretary John Wetzel, any visitor who is caught introducing or attempting to introduce contraband into the visiting room will be suspended indefinitely from visiting any Department of Corrections facility.

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