Two Modesto schools locked down while officers hunt drug suspect

10/10/2008 2:59 AM

10/10/2008 6:23 AM

Lockdowns were lifted at Stockard Coffee Elementary School and Beyer High School in Modesto after police halted their search Thursday morning for a man wanted on a drug warrant.

The man, Michael Castle, 20, of Modesto, was last seen about 8:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of Mable Avenue, said Modesto Police Lt. Andy Schlenker. Castle was first spotted by a relative a few blocks east of Stockard Coffee. Castle was last seen running through yards, police said. He had not been found as of 9:45 a.m., and the search was halted a few minutes later.

Police requested the lockdown as a precaution. Stockard Coffee was locked down for about an hour. Beyer was locked down for a shorter time.

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