Audio detection leads to drug possession charges

Sonitrol Pacific Operator Robin Goings

Police charged one person with possession after they caught him smoking pot inside a Puget Sound area school when investigating a Sonitrol Pacific detection October 20.

Operator Robin Goings received an impact-activated audio alert and heard sounds of “metal clanking” from inside the school, but no voices or other sounds of movement.  He called the district’s guard service to investigate.

The security guard located one juvenile smoking marijuana outside the school.  The suspect was detained, charged with possession and later released to his parents’ custody.

The suspect never went inside the school and Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security, monitored by an expert in verification, was still able to detect him.