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County jail gets new scanner to detect narcotics


April 18, 2018

LINN COUNTY SHERIFF'S Capt. Todd Vian gets set to test some mail at the jail.

The Linn County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to prevent illegal narcotics from entering the jail.

A mail screening system was installed on Wednesday, April 11, and positively identified heroin on Saturday, said LCSO Undersheriff Jim Yon.

LCSO Captain Todd Vian told the Linn County Board of Commissioners about the equipment at their Jan. 16 meeting.

Deputies will use the machine, a VeroVision mail screening system, to screen mail that is sent to Linn County Jail inmates.

The county is entering into a $149,765 lease over seven years with ChemImage Sensor Systems for the equipment.

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