Middle school principal charged with drugs

Drug Bust

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A middle school principal in Memphis faces cocaine and marijuana charges after police found drugs in a car they stopped for speeding.

A city school board member told The Commercial Appeal Colonial Middle School principal Marty Pettigrew has been suspended with pay, pending an investigation.

Police said Pettigrew was pulled over Feb. 6 for going 43 mph in a 35 mph zone.

A police affidavit said two other men in the car -- Andre Banks and Hans Banks -- tried to hide something as police approached the car.

Officers found bags of crack cocaine and marijuana in the back seat. All three men denied the drugs were theirs.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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