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Drug sweep of Gloucester schools comes up empty

A canine sweep of Gloucester secondary schools on Feb. 5 found no alcohol or narcotics, according to Gloucester Sheriff Darrell Warren. The search was conducted by Warren’s office with the assistance of handlers and their dogs from the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Warren was present for the search of Gloucester High School where random hallways, lockers and classrooms were checked. Student vehicles were also inspected by the dogs. There were some tobacco products found, said Capt. John Schick Jr., and those findings were handled by school administrators.


Peasley and Page middle schools were also searched with no drugs or alcohol found. This was the second canine sweep at the secondary schools since September. The first search also did not locate any drugs or alcohol.

Warren said while he knows the schools are not entirely drug free, the frequent inspections are sending a direct message to the students that is consistent with his zero-tolerance policy when...

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