Pubdate: Thu, 10 Oct 2002
Source: Pueblo Chieftain (CO)
Copyright: 2002 The Star-Journal Publishing Corp.

DENVER TEACHER BUSTED FOR POT DENVER - A random drug search of lockers and 
cars at ThunderRidge High School turned up marijuana in a teacher's vehicle.

Brian Brown, 49, was placed on administrative leave and cited for 
possessing one ounce or less of marijuana, a Class 2 petty offense, said 
Sgt. Tim Moore of the Douglas County sheriff's office.

The charge carries a possible $100 fine upon conviction.

A statement from the Douglas County School District said the discovery was 
made Monday during a random search inside the school and in the parking lot 
using drug-sniffing dogs from the sheriff's office.

The search, the first in a new program at all the county's high schools, 
identified nine cars as possibly having trace amounts of illegal 
substances. Subsequent searches cleared all but the one car, according to