Suspected drug found at UVCC


By Amy Barger - [email protected]



PIQUA — A male juvenile reportedly was found in possession of a white, powdery substance claimed to be the drug ecstasy at the Upper Valley Career Center on Monday.

Dave Duchak, Miami County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy, stated that a white, powdery substance in a Ziploc bag was found on the male student by Joe Davis, the administrative principal at UVCC.

The male student allegedly had obtained the suspected drug from a juvenile female student, who reportedly identified the substance as “molly,” another word for ecstasy.

UVCC Student Resource Officer Deputy Brian Peoples took the initial report and sent the powdered substance to a crime lab for testing. If it is determined to be ecstasy, a meeting will take place with a juvenile prosecutor about charges.

“We’re just following up to investigate and be thorough,” said Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce. “We’ll wait on results and determine any action that needs to be taken.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at (937) 440-3965. To submit a tip, visit their website at www.miamicountysheriff.org/contact-us-1/tips. The non-emergency dispatch line is (937) 440-9911.

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By Amy Barger

[email protected]

Reach reporter Amy Barger at (937) 451-3340 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.

Reach reporter Amy Barger at (937) 451-3340 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.

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