new jail scanner keeping drugs out

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 08:26 AM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A new body scanner at the LaPorte County Jail has tightened the lid on drugs

being smuggled.

Early on.....the scanner turned up contraband on three people getting booked into

the jail.

Ever more offenders have even tried to get past the


In fact...sheriff John Boyd says new inmates during booking are emptying

their pockets and placing contraband on the floor......

Boyd says word has also spread fast on the streets about the body scanner....

The scanner was acquired late last year for close to 200 thousand dollars in response

to an uptick in heroin and other contraband like tobacco finding their way inside the