(c)2012 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS K9 Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis was the handler for a drug-sniffing dog, "Nina", who searched the exterior of vehicles parked at Cocke County High School, looking for the presence of narcotics, on Friday morning, Nov. 16.
Friday, November 16, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-11-16 18:39:00)
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Drug-sniffing K9 dogs and their handlers with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department paid surprise visits to Cocke County High School and Cosby High School Friday morning, Nov. 16.

Sheriff Armando Fontes said that during their search of vehicles in the parking lot of CCHS, which began about 9:30 a.m., one of the two dogs alerted to a vehicle, and when it was searched, a "small amount" of marijuana was found.

The sheriff said a school official and School Resource Officer Randy Cutshaw met with the male student, who had charges filed against him. The student's vehicle was seized, as well.

No other drugs were found at CCHS, and no drugs were found in students' vehicles parked at Cosby High School, which the K9 units visited following their search at CCHS, Sheriff Fontes stated.

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