ODSecurity2015-05-13 09:39:26

Frederick County Sheriff's Office First Positive Find with Jail Body Scanner

On 05/08/15, the Frederick County Sheriff's Office arrested Brittany Ann Sapp, age 23 of Hagerstown, on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), and possession of contraband in a place of confinement.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., Deputy Robert Davis initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 in the area of Linganore Road. During the traffic stop a Sheriff's Office K-9 unit responded to assist. The K-9 unit conducted a scan of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of a narcotic. During a search of the vehicle suspected heroin was located and seized.

Sapp was arrested without incident and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center's (FCADC) Central Booking Unit for processing. A body scan was conducted on Sapp with the FCADC body scanner and revealed inconsistencies. Through the investigation it was determined Sapp had transported a baggie of approximately 1.7grams of heroin in her vagina into the FCADC.

FCADC staff recognized Sapp appeared to have symptoms of ingesting heroin and feared the baggie of hidden heroin had ruptured, introducing additional heroin into her system. Sapp was transported to Frederick Memorial Hospital (FMH) for evaluation and treatment. Sapp was released from FMH and transported back to the FCADC.

Sheriff Chuck Jenkins commented, "This find of heroin on the prisoner demonstrates the importance of this technology in the detention center. Very obviously, if the heroin had
not been discovered by normal search procedures the inmate would have been at immediate risk along with the fact that the heroin could have entered the facility, jeopardizing the safety and security of the facility and other inmates. In the end it would have created a situation in which the Sheriff's Office would have been liable for any bad outcome. In my opinion, the body scanner has more than paid for itself with this first discovery of heroin on this inmate."

Sheriff Jenkins pointed out that other Sheriff's Offices had already made inquiries about the body scanner and one agency very recently visited the facility for a demonstration.

The suspected heroin was seized and placed on property as evidence with the sheriff's office.

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