Marijuana arrest at school
MENOMINEE – A 17-year-old male student from Spalding was arrested for possession of marijuana during a K-9 drug search conducted at Phoenix Alternative School.
Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks said a Shelter-in-Place was imposed and K-9 drug search conducted at Phoenix Alternative School in Spalding at 9:11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28.
Sgt. Brian Helfert, School Resource Officer/Juvenile Crime Investigator, organized the event.
Menominee County Sheriff Department K-9 Handler, Deputy Tom Draze, along with his K-9, Grace, were utilized to conduct the search of the school and parking lot.
A 17-year-old male from Spalding was arrested for possession of marijuana and was taken into custody and lodged in the Menominee County Jail.
A 17-year-old male student from Daggett was cited for possession of tobacco by a minor.
He was given an appearance ticket and allowed to return to class, Sheriff Marks said.
School administration personnel/staff and Sgt. Helfert from the Menominee County Sheriff Department assisted the K-9 officer in the search of Phoenix Alternative School.
The school administration was very supportive, and students and staff were respectful and cooperative during the search of the school, Marks said.
Articles and containers in classrooms, lockers, and vehicles were searched with the K-9 unit.