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Henry Co. Cracks Down on Teen Drug Abuse

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn.- The Henry County Sheriff's Department arrested two juveniles and one adult Tuesday, after an undercover investigation aimed to stop drugs from being sold to students.

Investigators arrested Garrett Vinson, 18, whose accused of selling prescription pills to an undercover officer. Vinson is being charged with delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.

The two juveniles were arrested at Henry County High School.. Officers said they sold marijuana to the same officer.

"Unfortunately, in today's society there's a lot of violence out here, and a lot of drugs," said Lt. Scott Wyrick of the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

A K-9 drug sweep was also performed at Henry County High School. Around 20 officers and canine teams from multiple agencies assisted in the search. The dogs are currently in Henry County for training.

"It's hard to do that many cars in parking lots with a few amount of dogs. If you have that many dogs in one location at one time you have to seize the opportunity," said Wyrick.

Investigators said they will continue to do routine searches of county schools for the rest of they year.

Vinson is currently being held in Henry County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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