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Inmates smuggle drugs, weapons into Whatcom’s jail. This is how deputies catch them
By bellinghamherald.com- Denver Pratt
Published: 04/23/2019

Drugs, cigarettes, smoking pipes, lighters, knives — these are all things people have tried to smuggle into the Whatcom County Jail in their bodies.

Thanks to the help of a full-body scanner, Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies were able to catch them as they were coming through the door.

Since the installation of the scanner a year ago, Chief Corrections Deputy Wendy Jones said the amount of contraband, things like drugs or weapons, coming into the jail has decreased. Because of the success with the first scanner, the sheriff’s office will also be adding a full-body scanner at the Work Center on Division Street by late summer, she said in an interview with The Bellingham Herald.

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