Cops: Full-Body Scanner Trips Up Inmate Who Sought To Smuggle Phone Into Louisiana Jail

A Louisiana inmate who sought to smuggle a cell phone into a new jail was thwarted last week when a full-body scanner revealed that the device was nestled in the man’s rectum, police report.

While being processed into the Shreveport jail last Wednesday, Anthony Alvey, 22, was required to twice pass through a scanner (which has been used by jailers for the past year). The scans showed a “dark unidentified object” inside Alvey, according to a Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office report. Alvey, who was also subjected to a pair of strip searches, subsequently “admitted that he had a cell phone in his rectum.”

As seen above, the phone can clearly be spotted in one of the full-body scans, which was released by investigators. 

The contraband--which an investigator described as a “slide phone”--was removed by Alvey after he was transported to a local hospital. He was subsequently charged with bringing contraband into a correctional facility.

Seen in the adjacent mug shot, Alvey, who was locked up in a neighboring parish, was transferred last week to Shreveport in connection with a criminal case there.