PIGEON, MI – On Monday, December 14th, 2015, the Huron County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Laker School officials regarding marijuana allegedly being sold at their school. A Deputy responded and worked with officials to determine what was taking place.
This led to the Deputy surveilling Geiger Rd. in Oliver Twp., where a duffle bag was supposedly hidden containing marijuana. Shortly after 3 p.m. that day, the Deputy observed four male students pull up, with one getting out of the vehicle and retrieving that bag.
The Deputy, who was now being assisted by another Deputy, stopped the vehicle in that area and found three 18-year-old males and one 16-year-old male occupying the vehicle. This led to confiscation of marijuana and the arrest of the bag retrieving 18-year-old. He was transported and taken to jail for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The other three were released to their parents and further possession of marijuana charges are be requested through the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office for them. Unfortunately, three of the four were school athletes and they face permanent removal from their teams or even worse, possible expulsion from school.
Authorities working very closely with all school officials to curb illegal drug use in their schools. Drug dogs have been brought in and did sweeps in every high school this past year. More drug related operations will be forthcoming.
The Huron County Board of Commissioners have provided extra funding and have made it well known that they’re in support of these efforts, as well as other county’s local law enforcement agencies do as well.