CONTRABAND DETECTION DEVICE SECURED BY LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
Oct 25, 2013
a new high tech investigative tool was added to the Liberty County Sheriff
Departments illegal drug trafficking arsenal to combat such activities through
the roads and highways of our community. The photo depicts Sheriff Bobby Rader
and a Sergeant from the departments drug enforcement division demonstrating the
method in which this new “ Contraband Detection Device K910B “ is used.
device will greatly reduce the time a Deputy must spend on a road side stop
checking for possible hidden compartments and/or drugs or money hidden behind
wheel wells, in tires, under the floor boards or many other areas within the
body of an automobile where such contraband can be hidden from immediate view.
By knowing, for example, that the usual density of vehicle fenders range from
approximately 25 to 30 density reading, then anything greatly above that
reading would indicate some type of object or items within the fender causing a
much higher reading and therefore, cause for suspicion. The same indicators
would be true for the density of vehicle tires and other areas of a vehicles
it is confiscated illegal drug monies awarded to the Sheriff’s Department and
other agencies, by the courts, that provides the funds to purchase such devices
as this. In this particular case, District Attorney Logan Picket’s office
provided the $18,000 to the Sheriff’s Department from their portion of
confiscated drug monies to buy this device.
Rader feels the addition of this detection device will not only reduce the man
hours it will take on a suspected drug stop by the drug enforcement division
but it will also be much more efficient in the road side searches of vehicles
in detecting the many hiding places in a vehicle that drug traffickers seek to
hide their drug money and illegal drug loads.
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