The Edmond Sun

December 4, 2012

Police: Drug selling evidence seized at high school

The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — An Edmond school resource officer found evidence of drug selling activity in a cell phone seized in a high school parking lot, according to an incident report.

On Nov. 20, Edmond School Resource Officer Dack Pearson went to Santa Fe High School where his K-9 partner Justice conducted a free air sniff of a vehicle in a parking lot, according to the report filed by Pearson.

Justice, certified to detect the odor of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and meth, alerted on an odor at the lower door seam on the driver’s side, Pearson stated. The alert may also indicate items recently contaminated with or associated with the odor of one or more of an illegal substance, the report stated.

Pearson stated that he went into the school and informed an assistant principal about the positive alert and the information he received.

A student removed from class was brought to the office where she was advised of the information and told her belongings and vehicle would be searched, Pearson stated. When asked if she had anything she wasn’t supposed to have she said she did not; no contraband was found in her pockets or backpack, the report stated.

During the search of the vehicle, after he opened the rear passenger door, Pearson detected a strong odor of marijuana also smelled by a fellow officer and a third person, the officer stated. A residual amount of material found in the middle console field tested positive for marijuana, the report stated.

A student who denied knowing about the residue said she last smoked marijuana two weeks earlier and admitted to selling marijuana the previous weekend, Pearson stated.  

An unidentified person received a juvenile citation for possession of marijuana and was transported to the station for booking, Pearson stated. Grade and age information about the student was not available.

During the booking process, Pearson obtained a cell phone and saw several text messages regarding selling marijuana, the report stated. A detective was able to collect information from the cell phone.