POSTED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 12:19pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:03pm
Shreveport, La (KETK) — A Shreveport man was busted Tuesday trying to smuggle a cellphone into the Caddo Correctional Center in an unusual place.
According to Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, Anthony Alvey, 22, was being transferred into the CCC from the Madison Detention Center when the phone was found. While he was going through a fully body scanner in booking, an unidentified object was detected on the scan. Following a second scan, the suspect admitted to hiding a cellphone in his rectum.
Alvey was taken to the University Health Center where he removed the phone himself. He was later arrested for bringing contraband into a penal facility.
Prator said cell phones are prohibited at CCC because it prevents non-monitored outside contact with others where evidence could be tampered with or plans for criminal activity could be made or communicated. It also prevents inmates from using an unmonitored phone to plan an escape, intimidate victims, contact witnesses, or give information on their movements outside the facility.
Full body scanners have been used at CCC since May 2013 when two machines were purchased for $384,000. All inmates entering the facility are scanned. Deputies have located knives, lighters, drug paraphernalia, and food items with the devices. This is the first cell phone.