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Marijuana, cigarettes found in Scotland Co. Jail mail

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SCOTLAND, NC (WMBF) – A supervisor at the Scotland County Detention Center found marijuana and cigarettes inside a suspicious package while processing mail coming into the jail this month.

Supervisor Sgt. Jackie Williams was processing incoming mail on July 6, and came across a suspicious package; the return address was from a law firm, but  hand-written and unprofessional.

While searching the contents, Williams found a small bag of marijuana, four cigarettes, and one Black and Mild cigar, wrapped in multiple pages of notebook paper and taped.

Sgt. Williams followed mail policy while conducting his searches to ensure that contraband didn't enter the Detention Center. The contraband was turned over to Lt. B.J. Knight, who sent the information over to Sheriff Kersey and The Detective Division.

Changes have taken place over the past six months at the Scotland County Detention Center. These changes will be in effect for detention officers and inmates. 

In addition, random mass searches are done to optimize safety to Detention Officers and inmates. More strict guidelines have been for the safety and protection of detention officers

Visitors must be aware, upon entering the Detention Center, there are rules and guidelines which must be followed before entering the center for visitation, such as not entering with a cell phone. You will be scanned and asked to remove cell phones before visitation. If cell phones are found upon visitation, this could result in the loss of visitation privileges.

Other programs are being put in effect with strict policies to ensure the safety of everyone, including the children of the inmates.

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