Heroin discovered in search at Prior Lake High School 17 Oct 11

A canine search of cars in the Prior Lake High School parking lot earlier this month yielded heroin, marijuana, alcohol, tobacco and prescription drugs. Officials say it was the first time a drug search at the high school uncovered illegal drugs other than marijuana.

Prior Lake High School Principal Dave Lund said school administration is interpreting the heroin discovery as an isolated incident. Savage Police Captain David Muelken said he has not seen evidence that heroin is becoming a problem in the high school or in any other area high schools.

An 18-year-old female student was arrested and jailed for fifth-degree possession of heroin as a result of the sweep.

Also cited for chemical violations in the Oct. 7 search were a 17-year-old girl for possession of alcohol, a 16-year-old boy for possession of tobacco, a 17-year-old boy for possession of marijuana, and a 17-year-old boy for fifth-degree possession of prescription drugs.