High school student arrested on suspicion of drug possession | SummitDaily.com

High school student arrested on suspicion of drug possession

FARMER’S KORNER – The Summit County Drug Task Force arrested a 17-year-old high school student after finding almost 5 grams of marijuana and two scales in her car April 15.

The teen, whose name law enforcement officials declined to release because she is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. The scales are commonly used to weigh illegal drugs before they are sold.

Law enforcement officials received a tip that led them to the suspect. Law enforcement officials found her after she left a home in Frisco. They notified her parents and took her to the jail. She was later released to her parents.

Sheriff’s Office Capt. Derek Woodman said they arrest few high school students on drug charges each year.

“It doesn’t happen very often,” Woodman said. “It’s not that kids aren’t doing things they shouldn’t – it’s just not frequent. Kids don’t rat on kids too much. Our contact with kids is becoming less and less – they’re being more cautious in the way they’re conducting themselves.”

Both charges are petty offenses, and the teenager arrested this month might have to enroll in a diversion program and do community service work. She might also be required to attend drug treatment programs and could be fined.

Jane Stebbins can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 228 or jstebbins@summitdaily.com.

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