Three Hart County HS Students Charged in Drug Sweep

Three Hart County High School students are facing charges after a routine drug sweep Friday.

Hart County School Superintendent Jerry Bell said the school went into lock down Friday and using several law enforcement agencies, conducted a sweep of the school for drugs and other contraband.

“We had drug dogs come in from multiple counties,” Bell said. “We do that every year and do sweep of our school and parking lot just to keep our students safe.”

According to the Hartwell Police, drug dogs sniffed out marijuana in two student vehicles and also found drugs in the backpack of a third student.

Two of the students were taken into custody and charged as juveniles at the Hart County Police Department and then released into the custody of their parents.

A third student was arrested later Friday evening by Hartwell Police.  That student was also charged as a juvenile and later released into the custody of their parents.

Because they are juveniles, their names are not being released.

Hartwell police were joined in the lockdown Friday by deputies from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, along with officers and drug dogs from Hart, Jackson and Elbert Counties law enforcement agencies.