New Castle News


May 25, 2012

Union school ‘clean’ in drug sweep

NEW CASTLE — The Lawrence County Drug Task Force, two dogs and the township police searched Union High School for drugs yesterday morning.

Nothing was found.

“This was the first search,” said Lt. Mike Mrozek of the Union Township police department. “It won’t be the last.”

Mrozek said the “raid” was a joint venture of the Lawrence County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force, two K-9 officers of the New Castle Police Department and the Union Township officers.

“We searched the lockers in the school and the cars in the parking lot,” he said.

Students were in lockdown in the classrooms from 9 to 10 a.m. during the search.

“The faculty was helpful and superintendent, Dr. Alfonso “Butch” Angelucci, was present and assisted us, ensuring that no one entered or left the school during the search,” Mrozek said.

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