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Drugs found in Trego student's vehicle


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

On Thursday, Trego Community High School continued its program of random searches with the use of a drug dog. The search was conducted on all vehicles located in the school's parking areas.

At approximately 2 p.m., the dog indicated the possible presence of illegal substances in one of the vehicles located on school property. A search of the vehicle by law enforcement found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and other items that have been sent to the lab for identification.

The investigation now is in the hands of law enforcement, and three high school students are the focus of the investigation.

"The use of drug dogs started this school year in response to concerns expressed by students that drugs on school grounds was a problem," said Superintendent George Griffith. "Our goal was deterrence, and we were a little surprised that any drugs were found because students were told early in the fall semester that these searches were going to take place throughout the year."

Police Chief Terry Eberle of the WaKeeney City Police Department now is in charge of the investigation.