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jail scanner catches more contraband

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 13:04 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A new body scanner at the LaPorte County Jail reveals not all female

offenders are so lady like.

All three offenders caught with contraband have been female....

And...each time...the scanner turned up contraband in a body cavity.

Sheriff John Boyd says the latest discovery was heroin......

Pills and even a tattoo making device were found in the body cavities

of the two other female offenders...

Boyd says all offenders are screened when booked into the jail.

And......at other times as well......

The body scanner cost more than 100 thousand dollars and was brought in

less than a month ago to curb smuggling that seemed to become more of

a problem recently..'