smuggling

Former officer charged with smuggling drugs into prison

BISMARCK, N.D. – A former employee of the North Dakota State Penitentiary has been accused of smuggling drugs and electronics into the prison for an inmate in exchange for money. Investigators say Matthew Taylor was working as a correctional officer last year when he received payments from a woman to deliver a cellphone, two SIM cards and a cigarette package…

New Jail Scanner to Prevent Smuggling Contraband

The jail used to only use a metal detector when processing inmates

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — The Cass County Jail has a new scanner that’s changing the way inmates are processed. The scanner works like an X–ray machine that’s more detailed than airport scanners, but not as detailed as a medical X–ray. It detects differences in density throughout the body, and can pick up anything either on or inside a person, not matter…