No drugs found in school search last week

POWERS – No drugs were found when a Shelter-in-Place was imposed and K-9 drug search conducted at North Central Junior and Senior High School in Powers last week Thursday.

The search occurred at 8:20 a.m. and was organized by Sgt. Brian Helfert of the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department.

Menominee County Sheriff Department handlers Sgt. Tina Nast with her K-9, Avery, and Deputy Tom Draze with his K-9, Grace, were used to conduct the search of the school and parking lots.

No drugs were found in the search, said Sheriff Kenny Marks.

School administration personnel/staff and Sgt. Helfert assisted the K-9 officers in the search of North Central Junior and Senior High School.

The School Administration was very supportive, and students and staff were respectful and cooperative during the search of the school.

Lockers, articles and containers in classrooms, and vehicles were searched with the K-9 units.

Sheriff Marks wants residents to know that he has seen a “decrease in seized drugs and arrests over the past several years, as a result of random K-9 drug searches conducted at the school and other schools in the county.

“The searches and consequences are a strong deterrent against the behavior of bringing illegal drugs and weapons onto school property,” he said. “That is very positive for our school districts and our communities. Thanks for the continued cooperation and patience.”