THOMASVILLE — An envelope mailed to a Thomas County Jail inmate did not pass the sniff test.

Jail staff heard narcotics were getting into the facility via mail, resulting in the Thomasville Police Department K9 unit being called on for help.

Random envelopes mailed to jail inmates were placed about three feet apart in two lines on the floor. K9 Koda alerted on a purple envelope and lay down next to the envelope.

Drugs were not found in the envelope, but a drug scent was on the envelope, said Thomas County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steven Jones.

"We're doing everything we can to keep that sort of thing out of the jail," Jones said.

Mail is opened and checked by jail staff before it goes to inmates.

The envelope alerted on by the K9 was turned over to the Thomas County/Thomasville Narcotics/Vice Division.

Assistant Commander Keith Drawdy said no one has been charged in the incident.

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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