ST. CHARLES, Ill. (CBS) — An inmate at the Kane County Jail tried to smuggle a chunk of metal from a broom handle, and it could have been a weapon to attack guards.

But as CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported, new technology is in action to detect such items before they pose a danger.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain described a recent sweep inside his jail. Cells were turned upside-down in the F block, where inmates with disciplinary issues stay.

“Our corrections officers located one sandal that bent like that,” Hain explained as he bent the heel backward, “and the next one on the other foot only bent” with the heel moving slightly forward.

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