On January 5, 2018, members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division, at the request of the Griffin Spalding County School System, initiated a K-9 deployment at the parking lot of Spalding High School.
During the deployment, agents located a quantity of marijuana, alcohol, a TASER and several knives.
After a K-9 alert, agents searched a Spalding High School teachers’ vehicle that was parked in the student parking lot. During the search, agents located less than an ounce of marijuana. The teacher was identified as Jordan Hale of a Griffin address. Hale was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, less than one ounce and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, within 1000’ feet of a school.
A juvenile was also arrested and charged with possession of a weapon (knife) on school grounds.
According to Sheriff Darrell Dix “No matter what your stance is on marijuana, school is not the place for it .We will continue to vigorously work and partner with the Griffin Spalding School System to cease weapons and narcotic activity in our schools.”