On Friday, July 1, 2016, at about 6 a.m. a Humboldt County Correctional Deputy was booking in 55 year old Sheila Karen Sudbeck, AKA Eacret. to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility when a baggie fell out of Sudbeck’s intimate clothing. Sudbeck submitted to a full x-ray body scan, similar to those used in airports, in search of additional contraband. The scan revealed possible contraband in Sudbeck’s body cavity using a SOTER RS Through Body Scanner. Correctional Deputies questioned Sudbeck about the contraband and Sudbeck retrieved the contraband and turned it over to the Correctional Deputy. The Correctional Deputy tested and weighed the contraband. The contraband was positively identified as methamphetamine and weighed a total of 4.6 grams.
Sudbeck was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in jail. She is not eligible for bail. Sudbeck was initially taken to jail for a possession of a controlled substance warrant.
The SOTER RS Through Body Scanner was purchased earlier this year by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office to assist in identifying those persons attempting to smuggle contraband into the facility. Arrestees often swallow balloons of narcotics in an attempt retrieve later which causes a medical threat to the inmate if the balloons break in their body.
For more information on the SOTER scanner, please visit their website www.odsecurityna.com.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.