McClain County sheriff's new device seeks contraband

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By Randy EllisStaff writer rellis@oklahoman.comThe McClain County Sheriff's Office has new technology to use in its war on drugs and other crime — a hand-held X-ray device. The sophisticated technology can see through metal panels, rubber tires, mattresses and about anything else and visually tell an officer whether there is anything hidden inside that shouldn't be there, said McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett. Hewett said his deputies are excited about all the potential uses of the device and believe it will be invaluable for traffic stops and in the search for contraband in the county jail. However, Megan Lambert, staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, cautioned that it could lead to violations of people's Fourth...

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McClain County sheriff's new device seeks contraband

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