- The Washington Times - Monday, November 14, 2022

A school resource officer in Tennessee caught a delivery driver with fentanyl, marijuana and a loaded gun in his truck while the suspect was dropping off produce at an elementary school last week, according to authorities.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said that it charged driver Christopher James Duncan with multiple drug offenses, unlawful possession of a weapon and violating a drug-free zone ordinance for bringing the paraphernalia onto school property last Thursday.

Deputies said that officer Josh Alexander caught a whiff of marijuana coming from Mr. Duncan’s truck, prompting the officer to go speak with the delivery driver.

Mr. Duncan confirmed that there were illegal drugs in the vehicle. The officer then searched the vehicle and found more than seven ounces of fentanyl, nine ounces of marijuana, a loaded 9mm handgun and nearly $4,500 in cash in the truck.

Mr. Duncan is being held on a $250,000 bond.

The produce Mr. Duncan had delivered to three elementary schools that morning was seized and isolated, according to the sheriff’s office.

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• Matt Delaney can be reached at mdelaney@washingtontimes.com.

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