Syracuse, N.Y. — The Onondaga County Justice Center jail has a new way of conducting body searches: a full-body scanner.
The scanner is capable of detecting both metallic and nonmetallic objects, drugs, cell phones and other contraband.
Placed in the Justice Center’s booking section, the scanner takes a detailed look inside a person being booked, according to news release this week from the Ononadaga County Sheriff’s Office. The jail started using the scanner in February.
So far, jail staff have found contraband 15 times, officials said. The items found include cocaine, molly, weapons, lighters, hypodermic needles and metal objects. Deputies say they also intercepted tobacco and rolling papers.