Kenton Koos, 18, a senior at Amador Valley High School, was arrested for possession of hash at Bernal Community Park on December 8. Koos made headlines by submitting a yearbook photo like this one, featuring a makeup tattoo, oversized nose ring, and spiky hair. The photo was rejected, the school said, because he doesn’t regularly look that way. (Courtesy of Kenton Koos)
The elder Amador who made the news last week for a controversial yearbook photo is back in the news, this time with an arrest for possession of hashish.
Kenton Koos, 18, was with a young woman at Bernal Community Park after opening hours on December 8, according to a police report. An officer on patrol spotted the couple and smelled the odor of marijuana as they approached them.
This created a probable cause for a search, and Koos was in possession of 1.1 grams of hash, according to the report.
He was arrested around 9:22 pm; the woman he was with was not contraband and was released.
Koos recently made headlines for an outrageous yearbook photo that was initially banned by Amador Valley High principal Jim Hansen. The photo, of Koos with spiky hair dyed green, a painted face tattoo and a large nose ring, was later allowed into the directory after a quick turnaround in Hansen’s decision by the district administration.