On Tuesday night, the Porter County Council made the final approval of funds from the Sheriff’s Office budget, to move forward with the purchase of a body scanner, Soter RS Full Body Security Scanning System, for the Porter County Jail. The scanner is being purchased for $155,340.00. Over the years, items have been located inside both male and female body cavities, were those individuals attempted to smuggle items into the facility. The scanner will be used to scan for items considered contraband that are hidden on and in the individuals brought into the jail.