Jan 25, 2016 11:27 AM

Merrimack High School could get searched periodically for drugs by K-9 unit

MERRIMACK - Discussion is underway for having a police K-9 unit for periodic drug searches at Merrimack High School.

According to the Union Leader, Police Chief Mark Doyle says the department’s canine has been trained to detect a number of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines among others.

There have been 12 incidents at the high school so far this school year.

The year before that, there were 20 cases of alcohol, drugs or tobacco at the school.

No decision has been made by school officials.

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