Prisoners smuggle drugs into county jail

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Prisoners smuggled drugs into the Laclede County Jail last week.

Prisoners have used several methods of smuggling it into the jail.

“Our issue that we’re continuing to see is a number of people who are out on the street that are users that have now figured out the cops can’t check their body cavities,” Millsap said.

A problem Millsap identified was female prisoners smuggling in drugs by hiding them in their body cavities.

“Because we are a jail, not a prison, we cannot do body cavity searches unless we have probable cause that someone actually has it in them. Then we have to get a search warrant, and they take them to the hospital to have that removed.”

Millsap said the cost of an x-ray type machine to detect the contraband would be $140,000.

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