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Scissors Removed Safely from Anal Cavity

(La Porte County, IN) - A pair of scissors were located Wednesday inside an individual getting booked into the La Porte County Jail.


La Porte County Police said everyone arrested must take part in a body scan before released into the jail, and in this case, the scanning device produced the image of a foreign metal object inside the anal cavity of the offender.


Quickly, the object was identified as a pair of scissors and confirmed during a second scan of the individual. The scissors, measuring over eight inches long, were safely removed from the individual a short time later.


The body scanner was purchased in 2017 for about $100,000 in response to drugs finding their way into the jail. Ever since, drugs and even tattooing equipment have been among the items recovered from inside offenders being checked in, police said. 


This time, La Porte County Police Capt. Derek Allen says the scanner kept a potential weapon out of the jail.


“It’s proven time and time again to prevent foreign material from making their way into the jail and, ultimately, ensuring the safety and security of all, not just inmates but staff,” he said.


Allen said the motive for concealing the scissors in that manner remains investigation.  The name of the offender was not released.

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