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Maricopa County jail on lockdown for search


PHOENIX (AP) - Saturday visits to Maricopa County's Lower Buckeye Jail have been cancelled as the sheriff's office conducts a search for weapons and other contraband.

A sheriff's news release says about 150 deputies and volunteers will search the 2,400 bed facility in south Phoenix.

A similar search of the sheriff's Fourth Avenue Jail last month led to the discovery of several homemade knives.

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