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      Drug Dogs Sniff Out Pot at North Platte High School

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      Two students at North Platte High school have been cited for possession of marijuana after drug dogs and officers searched the lockers and parking lot at the school.

      At around 8:30 a.m. on September 26, administrators and six law enforcement officers along with four eager K9's searched around 700 parking stalls and 1,500 lockers of North Platte High School. The search took under an hour to conduct.

      The working dogs alerted officers to 17 lockers and five vehicles.

      As a result, two, male students were cited for possession of marijuana of less than an ounce, and one of the boys also received a possession of drug paraphernalia citation.

      Another non-student citation occurred while officers were conducting the parking lot searches.

      During the parking lot searches a vehicle with three men inside suspiciously drove past an on-going search and then left. The same vehicle returned to the school approximately 20 minutes later.

      Officers stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver, Dylan Herrick, 21, and one of his passengers.

      The passenger tried to hide a container, which officers later discovered contained trace amounts of Marijuana. Herrick was also found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

      Herrick was cited and released.

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