(KMOV) –Authorities conducted a drug sweep at an East St. Louis school after a security guard was busted with drugs, police tell News 4.
Deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department performed the sweep at Lincoln Middle School Friday morning.
Lincoln Middle School was placed on lockdown while deputies swept the bulding with drug dogs. After the dogs detected drugs in a 2003 Dodge Neon in the parking lot, it was determined it belonged to the school security officer.
Inside 29-year-old Alvin Golliday Jr.'s car, 97 grams of cannibis was found. Officers say a throrough search revealed something even more troubling.
“Also inside the vehicle besides the 97 grams of cannabis was a digital scale and a box of sandwich bags which leads to believe there may be a delivery involved which is the equipment for that,” said Sergeant George Makriakow with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department.
Because of the distribution materials, authorities are looking into whether he was selling to faculty and staff or even to the students.
A school district spokesperson says Lincoln Middle has one school resource officer who is from the East St. Louis Police Department.
Golliday was one of two unarmed security guards that are school district employees, meaning the district conducted a background check on him when he was hired.
“Every employee in district has a fingerprint background check and this district goes step further and when an employee is hired have to undergo a drug test,” said Beth Shepperd with the school district.
Golliday is being held on $75,000 bond. The 97 grams of pot found in his car is considered at felony in Illinois.
News 4 is on the story and will have more information as soon as it becomes available.