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Drug search turns up no illegal substances

Jim Patterson
Steamboat Pilot & Today
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— No drugs or illegal substances were discovered during a K-9 search of Steamboat Springs High School Dec. 12, according to Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen.

“I can confirm the search turned up no illicit substances, and that’s good news,” the police chief said Dec. 13.

The search, which was requested by the Steamboat Springs School District in response to the recent dramatic uptick in illegal drug activity in Routt County, involved SSPD officers, as well as deputies from the Routt, Moffat and Summit county sheriff’s offices.

The three K-9s involved in the operation were supplied by Routt, Moffat and Summit counties, Christensen said.

He added the search — which began about 12:30 p.m. and continued through the end of third period — was timed so that no students came into contact with the K-9 officers.

“We timed it so it was minimally disruptive for students and teachers,” Christensen said.

Monday’s K-9 search marked the first such operation at the school since 2009, but Christensen said more are on the horizon.

“The school district has indicated they’d like to do this sort of thing a lot more often,” he said. “And lots of parents have told us they support these searches.”

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