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Unannounced drug search conducted at Marion County high schools

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Published: May. 11, 2022 at 12:35 PM EDT
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FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) - Law enforcement used canine dogs from throughout the state in a coordinated effort to conduct an unannounced drug search at Marion County high schools and the Tech Center Wednesday morning.

According to a Marion County Schools Facebook post, it was a coordinated effort by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Fairmont Police Department.

Authorities said no arrests were made as no drugs were found.

Unannounced drug searches like this one is routine, according to the post.

Families of each school were notified via school messages after the school returned to normal routine and schedule, officials said.

Editor’s Note: Although Marion County Schools says this was a coordinated effort in its Facebook post, the Fairmont Police Department said this was not a coordinated effort in a Facebook post, saying the department did not take part in the searches.

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