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Coach suspended after selling drugs to students

FREMONT, OH ( Toledo News Now) - The Lakota Local School district has suspended a track coach after Fremont Police said he admitted to selling marijuana to juveniles from Fremont Ross High School.

According to a Fremont Police report, Kenneth Morrisette, 31, admitted to officers he sold marijuana to a couple of Fremont Ross High students "as a matter of stupidity".

Morrisette has a listed address a few block from Fremont Ross High School.

Fremont Police Chief Tim Wiersma said Morrisette will not be charged, despite confessing to officers.

"He was not charged because we didn't have the evidence. He was very honest about it, which is a plus, but we were unable to make a buy from him.  And Det. O'Connell thought it would be best course to confront him, which was a very good idea, and he did end up admitting to it," said Chief Wiersma.

According to the police report, Morrisette was "very apologetic and stated that he is to be a 'role model' for those kids... And assured this officer that he would discontinue this practice."

Morrisette was unable to be reached for comment.

Leaders from the Lakota School District said Morrisette was suspended immediately upon learning of the police investigation.  He is not to return to coaching this track season.

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