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Bartholomew Co. Jail Looking At Changing Mail Policy
Updated January 22, 2018 10:08 AM | Filed under: Crime
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Hidden suboxone strip on card. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

(COLUMBUS) - Bartholomew County Corrections officers have been finding suboxone strips hidden in some mail heading to inmates.

The thin strips of suboxone are being attached to cards and letters.

Although meant as a treatment for drug addiction, the drug can be abused to get high.

Sheriff Matt Myers says the jail has been changing its procedure for checking mail, to make sure the drug does not slip through. In recent cases though, the mail has been sent to the same inmate repeatedly.

Sheriff Myers says the battle to keep drugs out of the jail is a constant battler and he is looking at purchasing scanners to help combat the problem.

The sheriff said that while the jail staff does inspect each piece of mail, they also receive tips, and have other ways of knowing when to watch for incoming contraband. He said if and when they identify who is sending the suboxone in the mail, they will be prosecuted.

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