KHS Student Allegedly Found With Synthetic Marijuana
Product known as Spice seized only one day prior to a national ban on the substance.
Police said they responded to a report on Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:17 a.m., when the high school administration allegedly confiscated the drug, believed to be marijuana, and paraphernalia from a 15-year-old male student.
When police arrived, Vice Principal Matthew Scanlon turned over a glass pipe with marijuana in it to Patrol Officer Melissa Huizenga, police said.
The 15-year-old was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana on school property and possession of drug paraphernalia and was released to his parents, police said.
The administration also told police that they had another student, a 16-year-old, in the office for a similar incident, police said.
According to police, the other student was found to be allegedly in possession of a suspicious pill bottle in his locker. When Scanlon confronted the student, police said he turned over the bottle, which allegedly contained a green leafy substance known as Spice.
Police said Spice, also known as K2, had legally been sold for about $30 to $40 per gram. Police also said smoking Spice can induce a "marijuana-like high."
While the 15-year-old was not charged, police said the Spice was confiscated and the student's parents were contacted and informed.
Police also said that as a result of the national ban that was put into effect on Dec. 24, if a person is found in possession of synthetic marijuana, the charges will be treated as a Schedule 1 drug, with the person in possession facing the same penalties as if they were in possession of heroin or cocaine.