Jail staff said with the opioid epidemic, they’ve seen an increase in contraband. In recent years, they even found a loaded gun inside a person.
The new scanner will detect any contraband on a person when they’re lodged at the jail, whether that’s drugs or weapons, which will eliminate the cavity search portion of a strip search.
Staff are being trained on the new technology and it should be up and running sometime soon.
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