MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Visitors to a southern Indiana courthouse will face a new entrance designed to beef up security.
Jefferson County Commissioners have decided to move the public entrance because visitors have been bypassing the metal detector and security desk. The Madison Courier reports that's enabled some visitors to access offices, restrooms and a stairwell leading to the second floor without going through security.
The security checkpoint will be moved to the Main Street entrance. All other entryways will be locked.
Sheriff John Wallace says the courthouse added security officers and metal detectors this summer. His department has arrested at least 10 people on drug charges and found visitors with guns and knives since those changes took effect.
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