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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  • by joe Location: vonore on Feb 17, 2009 at 06:19 AM
    Imagine that one of the so called upstanding proper citizens a pot head, but this one's even worse he's a crack head too. they're all around you anywhere you go, some of you are just to blind to see, and most of you are to high yourself to care, I bet if they drug tested teachers they'd have quite a shortage of educators, and why don't they drug test welfare and unemployment claimants, they buy drugs with the money they get, I have to pass a test to be employed, they should have to pass one to recieve benefits, why is it the working people are treated more like victims and the lazy people are given handouts, maybe we should all quit our jobs and file unemployment and get all them other benefits like free food and a free cell phone, a check big enough to buy some drugs, and we can move into government assisted housing with little to no power and rent bills, as we ride this wind of change, we'll be making some stops to pick up a few addicts

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