A resource officer at a Tennessee school arrested a trucker who was delivering goods to schools with illegal narcotics and a loaded gun last week, authorities said.
Sewanee Elementary School resource officer Josh Alexander was welcoming students to the building Thursday morning when he smelled the smell of marijuana coming from a truck delivering goods to the school as the vehicle passed him. the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.
Alexander spoke with the delivery driver, who confirmed that there were illegal narcotics in the vehicle, according to authorities.
Alexander searched the vehicle and recovered 7.6 ounces of suspected fentanyl, 9 ounces of suspected marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun and $4,463 in cash, the sheriff’s office said.
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The delivery man, identified as Christopher James Duncan, faces multiple drug charges, including violation of a drug-free zone and illegal possession of a weapon.
Duncan was being held on a $250,000 bond.
Investigators said Duncan made two other produce deliveries that morning at Cowan Elementary School and Huntland School.
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The sheriff’s office said the products from the three schools were isolated and seized.