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Drugs, tobacco and other items were seized from a visitor at Stony Mountain Institution on Monday, RCMP said. ((Google Street View))

A 33-year-old Winnipeg woman faces charges in connection to a drug seizure worth nearly $50,000 at Manitoba's largest federal prison.

Corrections officials said Wednesday the woman was visiting Stony Mountain Institution near Stonewall on Monday when she was searched.

Officials said tobacco, morphine, steroids and other paraphernalia were found. Inside the institution, the seized items would have been worth about $49,000, according to the Correctional Service of Canada.

RCMP were called and arrested the woman. She's facing two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Police said she was released on a promise to appear in Stonewall provincial court Feb. 28. Her name was not released as she has not yet been formally charged, Sgt. Line Karpish said.

Stony Mountain Institution is a medium security federal penitentiary located 11 km north of Winnipeg, currently accommodating 614 inmates.