This morning, the Woodbridge Police Department coordinated a canine search for narcotics at the Amity Regional High School located at 25 Newton Rd., Woodbridge. This action was requested and authorized by Amity Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Brady.
This detail involved school administrators, personnel from the Woodbridge Police Department and the Statewide Narcotics Task Force, and utilized canine services from the Milford, New Haven, and Stratford police departments.
The school was placed in an “internal lockdown” status by school administrators at approximately 9:45 AM and consisted of searches of both the interior locker areas of the school, as well as the outside parking lots, however pursuant to Amity Board of Education policy no students were searched.
The detail concluded at approximately 11:25 AM. No arrests were made as of this time, but police investigations continue. This was the first search of this type at the school, and the Woodbridge Police Dept. looks forward to a continuing collaboration of efforts with the Amity school administration in the future.
Supt. John Brady spoke to Patch after some of the K9s and handlers departed, but officers whom we photographed in the upper parking lot had not yet completed searching the student's cars.
Brady had already declared that the school lockers and facility were free of illicit drugs when the drug sniffing dog alerted his partner to a car where they later found marijuana, a digital scale, an untold amount of cash and packaging materials.
An 18-year-old Bethany resident was arrested, and Brady quickly shot off an e-mail telling us so. "I wanted to let you know that I was informed that one of the dogs alerted on a car that was later searched and found to contain marijuana, a scale and baggies," he wrote.
Students said a second arrest also is expected, but that student was away on a field trip when the dog alerted to his vehicle. Police have not yet confirmed those reports.
As we spoke to Brady, we noticed a piece of colored paper taped to a second-story window, that read "Go Away." It seems that some of the students had their fill of the police attention for the day.