(KMOV) – A Cohokia man is accused of possessing marijuana with plans to deal it at an East St. Louis middle school where he worked as a security guard.
Alvin Golliday, 29, is charged in St. Clair County with possessing marijuana with the intent of delivering it on school grounds.
Authorities say Golliday was arrested Friday after police using a dog to search Lincoln Middle School for drugs. They found 97 grams of marijuana in his 2003 Dodge Neon.
“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.
Golliday was being held in jail Monday in Belleville in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Online court records don’t show whether he has an attorney. He does not have a listed home telephone number.
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.