Razor blades prompt search of Ore. county jail



SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Marion County Jail inmates in Salem, Ore., were temporarily kept in the exercise yard while deputies searched every cell and all common areas of the jail. Commander Sheila Lorance gave the order to search on Monday after learning that two small razor blades had been found in the possession of different inmates.

Sheriff’s spokesman Don Thomson says the search involving 35 law enforcement officers and six canines took place after the 400 inmates ate breakfast. The inmates were then searched one by one and returned to their cells. The dog teams are trained to detect contraband, including drugs and cell phones.

Deputies found no weapons, alcohol or illegal drugs. They did find some dice carved out of soap.