County unveils device to detect drugs at jail
WHITESTOWN, N.Y. — A new, portable drug detection device will be used at the Oneida County Jail to test within seconds for narcotics coming in through inmate mail.
Sheriff Robert M. Maciol and other county officials unveiled the device at the Law Enforcement Building Wednesday afternoon. Oneida County is the first correctional facility in the state to use the MX908 device, and the Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency below the federal level to own one.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to advance with some really incredible technology,” Maciol stated.
“Corrections officers today are facing more dangers than ever, and I have an obligation to ensure that we are doing all that we can to protect our officers.”