ASHLAND The Boyd County Detention Center received a new body scanner on Aug. 1. The next day, an Ohio man was caught by the device allegedly bringing contraband into the facility.
Ryan Bowman, 21, of Ironton, Ohio, was indicted by the grand jury on the charge of first-degree promoting contraband, a class D felony, after allegedly introducing contraband into the Boyd County Detention Center on Aug. 2, according to court documents.
Jailer Bill Hensley said that Bowman was the first individual caught by the new body scanner after allegedly bringing a “crack pipe” in a body cavity.
The new device has a dual scanning system which takes both a full body scan and an additional one around the midsection of the visitor, The Daily Independent previously reported. It works by detecting abnormal objects or irregular shapes and putting a box around the areas of concern.
“Every jail has a problem with (people) trying to get contraband in (the facility,)” said Hensley. “And, we’ve worked really hard to try to eliminate that contraband.”
Bowman is currently lodged at the Boyd County Detention Center and is being held on a $5,000 full cash bond.