MILLEDGEVILLE — The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, with assistance from Dooly County and Putnam County K-9 units, conducted a drug sweep at Baldwin High School Monday morning.
Around 9 a.m. five K-9 units, along with deputies from all three county sheriff offices, entered the school and searched for drugs, weapons and drug paraphernalia.
The campus was placed on lockdown as the building was searched.
“Out of respect and mutual aid between sheriff offices, Dooly and Putnam county were contacted to provide extra K-9 units. Their cooperation helped us have an overall smooth search,” said Capt. Michael Lumpkin of the Baldwin County Sheriffs Office.
The purpose of the drug sweep, according to Lumpkin, was to continue to provide a safe and drug-free environment for the students and to remind them of the presence of law enforcement.
“With the number of incidents of crime happening in high schools around the nation increasing, it's good to let the students know that here in Baldwin County we are here to protect our kids and keep them safe,” he said.
The sweep, which ended around 10:45 a.m., uncovered a small amount of contraband on campus and no arrests were made, according to sheriff’s office officials.
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