Local law enforcement is telling iHeart Media News of difficulties they are seeing in keeping illegal drugs out of the jails.
Ross County Sheriff Chief Deputy T.J. Hollis says while inmates are continuously being patted down in searches for drugs and other contraband, the law does not allow body cavity searches without probable cause.
Hollis says jail security from both cameras and human intelligence attempts to watch for suspicious activity that could indicate drug use inside the jail, but is not as easy as we might think. Sheriff George Lavender says body scanners can detect some contraband being smuggled inside the human body, but those scanners can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Listen to our iHeart Media Communique interview with Sheriff George Lavender and Chief Deputy T.J. Hollis in our podcast link found below....