Visitors banned at Larned this weekend

Credit: Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Visitors are barred from Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility this weekend.

The Kansas Dept. of Corrections made the announcement Friday. Citing an increase in illegal drugs at the central Kansas facility, they suspended all visitation on May 18 and 19.

One patient has already died and several more were hospitalized recently because of drug use, KDOC said.

Officials have also stepped up their efforts to find the banned items.

They did not release any other information.