Middle school student arrested for bringing fake pot to school
By Patrick Yost
On Monday, Oct. 1, a 13-year-old, seventh grade student at Morgan County Middle School was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance after school and law enforcement officials interviewed the student and allegedly removed 12 small, plastic bags of imitation marijuana from his bookbag.
According to reports, two students reported to school officials that the student “was in possession of drugs and was attempting to sell the drugs to them at the school.”
The student was questioned as to the reason for the drugs at school, reports state, and told officials that “a black male had forced him to bring it to school.”
The student, in the presence of his mother, told officials that the man had given him the drugs near the entrance of the Hidden Hills subdivision while the student was walking to school. During the interview the student’s mother interrupted the student’s explanation and told authorities that she had observed the leafy substance at her home. The mother said the student’s older brother had the leafy substance at their home.
The charge, according to officials, is a felony.
The substance has been sent to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division for testing.
Printed in the October 11, 2012