The jail bought 100 e-cigarettes for $2.55 each and is selling them to inmates for $7 each.
The jail administrator, Lt. Tony Shepardson, told a county Board of Supervisors committee on Friday that the water vapor cigarettes have “been selling like hotcakes.”
E-cigarettes are plastic tubes the shape and size of a rolled cigarette. They carry nicotine into the lungs through water vapor.
Gage County has banned smoke and smokeless tobacco products from county property. A proposed ban of e-cigarettes has been added to a revised draft of the county employee handbook.
Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson says he’s seeking an exemption for e-cigarettes at the jail.