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Sheriff's office conducts drug searches in high schools

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HURON COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Huron County officials sent a drug sniffing dog into area high schools this week.

Seven communities were targeted Thursday and Friday morning.

The county sheriff's drug task force found prescription pills that did not belong in students' lockers, plus marijuana residue and paraphernalia in another.

The principal at Bad Axe High School said the drug sweeps are a great way to keep their students honest and also a great reality check.

The Huron County Sheriff's Department brought in St. Clair County Sheriff Deputy Mike Pink and K-9 officer Faust to search the high schools for narcotics.

"If they want to do random searches I'm all for it," said Jeff Weber, Bad Axe resident.

The county wide sweep produced results. The K-9 sniffed out painkillers not prescribed to the student in one locker and marijuana residue and paraphernalia in another.

Bad Axe principal Kurt Dennis said the results are encouraging. He said the dog hit on a few lockers, but when searched police found no evidence of illegal narcotics.

According to the Huron County Sheriff there were fewer high school lockers searched across the county compared to the past. He reminds parents to be vigilant and to check their children's belongings.

"If I can go to work every day and know my kids are going to be safe at school I'm happy. I don't have to worry about that," Weber said.

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