Teen with contentious yearbook photo arrested for hashish possession
Spotted after hours at city park
The Amador senior who made news last week for a controversial yearbook photo is back in the news, this time with a felony arrest for possessing hashish.
Kenton Koos, 18, was with a young woman at Bernal Community Park after hours on Dec. 8, according to a police report. An officer on patrol spotted the pair and smelled marijuana when approaching them.
That created probable cause for a search, and Koos was in possession of 1.1 grams of hash, the report said.
He was arrested at about 9:22 p.m.; the woman he was with did not have any contraband and was released.
Koos made the news recently for an outrageous yearbook photo that was initially banned by Amador Valley High Principal Jim Hansen. The photo, of Koos with green-dyed spiky hair, a painted on facial tattoo and a large nose ring, was later allowed in the yearbook after a quick reversal of Hansen's decision by the district administration.