Sheriff’s Office Targets Students in Drug Sweep Operation
BROOKSVILLE – The Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit works tirelessly every day, combating our county’s ever-growing drug problem. Although the majority of offenders are adults, investigators have begun to target juveniles and local schools to try and deter drug use by our youth.
Yesterday, we received several emails from people asking why Nature Coast High School was on lock-down. We spoke to Eric Williams, a spokesperson with Hernando County Schools who said, “… the modified lock-down was scheduled. The Sheriff’s Office has been conducting scheduled sweeps of schools as a preventative measure.” According to Williams, a 16-year-old student was arrested at the school for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
A spokesperson with the Sheriff’s Office says they will provide more information on the operation sometime today.
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