It was a detective indicted as part of a heroin trafficking ring that lit the fire of East St. Louis Alvin Parks to conduct the random drug tests.
“We’re not going to barge into the room and arrest the child,” Maryland Heights Police Chief Bill Carson said.
Principal Mike Havener says individual rights have to be weighed against the safety of all but in a school setting, safety weighs more heavily.
Authorities say drugs came from Mexico to Salt Lake City, then St. Louis.
Calling it a “waste of time and resources,” a St. Louis police officer signs up to lobby state lawmakers to reduce penalties for marijuana possession.
Investigators say John Faupel left his boy in the car with heroin and paraphernalia while he went into the Arch Budget Hotel to sell $80 worth to a police informant.
The governor’s budget plan for next year would provide $3 million for drug task forces, a move he says is necessary.
Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda sponsored the measure and says it would help crack down on drug trafficking.
“We have seen an increase in the last several years in frequency of young women, specifically,” abuse counselor Dan Duncan said.
Poplar Bluff Police officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers chasing a rape suspect quickly got more than they bargained for Thursday.
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