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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Body scanner stops woman from smuggling contraband into correctional facility


Humboldt County Correctional Deputies stopped a woman from smuggling controlled prescription medication into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility thanks, in part, to the facility’s new full body scanner.

Around 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2018 an officer with the Arcata Police Department brought Jamie Marie Remington, 26, into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility to be booked on felony charges. The officer alerted correctional deputies that Remington had possibly tried to conceal something during the arrest process. During a pat search of Remington, deputies were unable to locate contraband. A female correctional deputy performed a full body scan with the facility’s body scanner. The scan revealed contraband located inside Remington’s underwear. Deputies searched Remington and found 50, 2mg Xanax tablets.

Remington was booked into the facility on the following charges: assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, felony vandalism, smuggling a controlled substance into a correctional facility, assault, battery and possession of a controlled substance.

On April 22, 2016 the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received funding from the Community Corrections Partnership, a committee formed as a result of AB 109 Prison Realignment Act, for the purchase and implementation of the full body scanner. This scanner is capable of looking through clothing and inside the human body for hidden contraband or weapons being smuggled into the correctional facility. The full body scanner has proven to be a helpful tool in our effort to make the Humboldt County Correctional Facility a safe and drug-free environment, allowing deputies to minimize the amount of drugs and contraband smuggled into the facility.

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