Anoka County turns to $145K body scanner to reverse surge in jail drug smuggling

22November 2020

Anoka County turns to $145K body scanner to reverse surge in jail drug smuggling

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A sheriff’s office in the Twin Cities is the first Minnesota local or state law enforcement agency to use a security device for its jail known better by air travelers as a tool against global terrorism. Criminal suspects are now being put through a $145,000 full-body scanner before being locked up in the Anoka County jail, a procedure that reduces the need for the less reliable pat-downs and metal detectors in search of drugs, weapons and other contraband. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has seen a meteoric rise in illicit drugs being smuggled into its jail. In 2009, there were…. See article below.

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Source: https://www.startribune.com/anoka-county-turns-to-145k-body-scanner-to-reverse-surge-in-jail-drug-smuggling/573148961/

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