Drug raid at Astumbo Middle leads K9 to 10 hits

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However, GDOE says no contraband was found on campus.

(GDOE) – The Guam Department of Education (“GDOE”) in collaboration with the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency conducted the first joint canine drug sweep of the school year Tuesday morning.

The sweep took place at Astumbo Middle School (“AMS”) at 9 a.m. and included four canine teams from Guam Customs as well as eight school attendance officers from GDOE. The joint sweeps began last school year in an effort to deter drug activity on campus and to promote a drug-free workplace throughout the district.

GDOE student support and safety administrator Chris Anderson said AMS was singled out for the operation due to a tip from Guam Crime Stoppers indicating possible drug activity at the Dededo campus. The joint operation lasted just over an hour and resulted in ten positive hits, however no contraband was found.

“Our goal is to be proactive in assuring our stakeholders that our campuses are drug-free,” Anderson said. “Our plan is to continue these sweeps throughout the school year and at campuses across the island.”