If you thought drugs dogs at Sleaze and Mardi Gras were hard to swallow, it seems even NSW school kids aren’t immune to the sniffers.
According to a release today from Police Media, officers from the Tweed/Byron local area command did a drug dog sweet outside a local high school and a nearby skate park on Thursday.
“As a result of information received from members of the public, about 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 10 June) police from various sections in Tweed Heads assisted by a drug dog conducted numerous searches of students leaving a school,” the release states.
“The students were stopped at the intersection of Minjungbal Drive and Heffron Street where police drug dog ‘Wilson’ and his handler conducted a sweep of students leaving the school.
“The dog and handler later conducted a number of sweeps of young people at the Tweed Skate Park and a number of school buses the students had boarded.
“Throughout the operation the drug dog indicated numerous detections, however police only located a small amount of discarded drugs believed to be cannabis and an amount of fireworks and no arrests were made.”
Supt Michael Kenny from Tweed/Byron local area command said Tweed Heads Police were listening to the concerns of local residents and are committed to addressing youth violence issues.
“In recent times we have conducted a number of high-visibility policing operations as well as attending community safety committee meetings and looking at causal factors and preventative measures.
“In this instance we worked closely with the school principal and the local community to address their concerns over the supply and use of drugs by the youth of Tweed Heads.
“There have been a number of incidents at or near the local skate park including assaults, robberies, drug use and anti-social behaviour, we are working hard to identify those responsible and make the park safe for the use of others.”
He warned that police will conduct further operations and continue to target those intent on breaking the law in the Tweed Heads area and supplying school students with drugs.