January 26, 2015

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| 12/21/2012

"It's almost like an Easter egg hunt. Where are they going to hide things next?"

-- Sgt. G. DaRoss

Six correction officers tear apart mattresses, dig through drawers, turn over tables, fish through hollowed-out table legs and scour shower partitions. Not even toilet paper rolls are safe from suspicion.

They are searching for contraband. They do this every day.

It's about 10 a.m. in mid-December at the Lee County Sheriff's Office's Ortiz Detention Facility, a medium-to-maximum security jail, one of three jails in the county. The shakedown division of the Correction Emergency Response Team (CERT) is searching one of the 50 housing areas in the jail system.

No one knows when they will strike. But when they do, no item is safe, no crevasse too secret.

Read more at the Naples Daily News.

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