September 14, 2010 in City

Spokane teen suspected of selling drugs at school

By The Spokesman-Review

A 16-year-old Mount Spokane High School student is being investigated for selling marijuana to other students at school, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said today.

The teen was arrested Monday after an assistant vice principal found “a glass Mason jar in his backpack that contained marijuana packaged in 10 to 15 individual plastic bags,” said Sgt. Dave Reagan. “The backpack also contained $65 in cash, a cellular phone, a box of new plastic baggies and two drug pipes.” The boy was also carrying a knife, authorities said.

The boy was taken into custody by a school resource deputy and booked him into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a dangerous weapon on school facilities.

The investigation began after a school official got a tip that the teen was carrying drugs.

The assistant principal called the resource deputy into her office. Regan said, the deputy “learned in his interview that the student sells the drug at school for money and carried the knife for protection.”

Investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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