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.

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

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


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