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High school student faces drug charges


High school student faces drug charges
WILLIAM J. GIBBS JR./Reprints at wilsoncountynews.com Sgt. Devin Keen and his K-9 partner, Zorro, survey a large quantity of marijuana and cash they found in a Floresville home March 1.


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Wilson County News
March 1, 2012, 4:00pm
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FLORESVILLE -- An 18-year-old student at Floresville High School is awaiting a hearing before a magistrate judge following his arrest March 1.

Floresville police said that Michael Parra faces charges related to an estimated 5 pounds of marijuana, $1,523 cash, and a digital scale that officers found during a search of his home near the corner of C and South Second streets in Floresville. Sgt. Devin Keen of the Floresville Police Department said anonymous tips to the StayALERT School Safety Program hotline prompted Lt. Jesse Evins to send Keen and his K-9, Zorro, to search vehicles parked outside the school this morning. Conversations with the students who drove the vehicles led police to Parra.

Floresville Independent School District Superintendent Jerry Lee Hunkapiller assured parents that district officials are taking this situation seriously.

“In this community, we don’t tolerate [drugs],” he said. “If you do it, we’re going to catch you.”

For more, read the March 7 edition of the Wilson County News.
 

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Patriots needed  
La Vernia  
March 8, 2012 6:14pm
 
Great work by Sgt. Keen and Zorro in the drug bust and the support from others that commented. There needs to be a lot more "tips" provided on drug related and other criminal activity. Police need all the help and ... More ›

 
Something else to say 2  
March 7, 2012 10:10pm
 
TigerLily, you could not be more correct. There is so much drug activity between the streets of peach, trail, c, e, 1st, south 2nd, south 3rd and south 4th. The thing is they have to have a "tip" or a "lead" ... More ›

 
JG  
Floresville  
March 7, 2012 10:33am
 
A K9 is only as good as his handler. The dog is a tool, just like a police car, radio or gun. If the officer doesn't use it right then he gets in trouble. If he uses it right, he gets the credit. Good job, Sgt. Keen!

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
March 6, 2012 6:09pm
 
You are absolutely correct, 4thGT. My fear has always been that if pot is legalized, then the drug dealers would start killing each other because of the competition. You buy from one pusher one week, than another pusher another ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 6, 2012 4:07pm
 
Ya aint never gonna be able to control drug sellers or users. There's way too much money involved. The Govt has had an active drug enforcement program for at least 30 years and they spend several billion dollars on the problem ... More ›

 
William J. Gibbs Jr.  
WCN  
March 6, 2012 10:23am
 
Thankful, check this week's print edition, which is hitting stores now. Click here for a newsstand location nearest you: http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=24983&sm=139&n=contact-us-newsstands

 
TigerLily  
Floresville  
March 6, 2012 9:47am
 
Not only should the parks be patrolled more often but this drug trafficking is happening in our own neighborhoods. Remember this kid was picked up at a residence on the corner of C and South Second Streets. That is right down ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
March 6, 2012 4:29am
 
JG,thankful - While thanks do go to officer Keen do not forget the officer that most likley found the drugs - K-9 officer Zorro

 
thankful to be here  
floresville  
March 5, 2012 7:48pm
 
oh yeah devin you are alwsome good job....

 
thankful to be here  
floresville  
March 5, 2012 7:47pm
 
i am the only one wondering why the wcn has not posted anything about the truste that escaped

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