For correctional facilities, stopping drug contraband in the mail is a full-time job. However, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Counterdrug Technology Development Program Office (COTDPO) is conducting a study to identify technologies to simplify their task. DOD conducted a survey to locate products already on the market, then moved into a three-step research process. The research yielded encouraging results for two commercially available ion mobility spectrometry scanners, one handheld and one desktop. However, there were concerns about the possibility of too many false positive readings. A recommendation was made to set up a field test of the ion mobility spectrometry scanners in a correctional facility or possibly to examine other more costly technologies that show promise. Once research identifies a feasible existing product, it will be a substantial asset for correctional facilities.