Body scanner installed in Miami County jail

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Miami County Corrections Officer Ryan Carson domonstrates the new full-body scanner that is being readied for use at the Miami County Jail.

MIAMI COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – A new body scanner has been installed in the Miami County Jail in downtown Troy.

This comes from our partners at the Piqua Daily Call.

The county commissioners approved the purchase of the Soter RS full-body scanning system for $118,750 in August. The scanner can can detect metal, plastic, organic and inorganic materials.

All inmates will be scanned whenever they enter either jail including reentry following court appearances.

The sheriff says the machine should decrease contraband, especially drugs, from being smuggled inside.

Staff should be fully trained and the new scanner should be in operation in the next two weeks.

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