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EXCLUSIVE PICS: The weed grinder that caused Mountjoy to go into lockdown

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
EXCLUSIVE PICS: The weed grinder that caused Mountjoy to go into lockdown

These exclusive pictures show the cannabis grinder that caused Mountjoy Prison to go into lockdown yesterday.

The grinder, which is made to look like the cylinder from a revolver handgun, was discovered on the C wing of the Prison at 12.30pm yesterday.

Following the discovery authorities put the prison on lockdown and carried out a search of the cells. 

Gardai were also called to the prison.

Following an initial examination it was suspected that the item was part of a gun.

Prisoners were locked in their cells as authorities carried out further searches of the prison complex. 

The item was removed by gardai for a forensic examination which later determined it was not part of a firearm.

On Monday, TV3 aired a documentary exposing life behind bars at the Dublin prison.