UPDATED: Police Arrest 6 Patriot H.S. Students on Narcotics Charges

| March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments | News

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Updated: March 6, 1 p.m.

Prince William County police released more details about the narcotics incident at Patriot High School Feb. 4.

According to police, a staff member reported to school security that students were overheard discussing classmates who were believed to possess narcotics at the school.

The school resource officer investigated the incident and discovered that a 17-year-old male student was allegedly in possession of LSD.

“The student was pulled from class and after a subsequent search, several tabs of suspected LSD were recovered,” police spokesman Officer Jonathan Perok said.  “As a result of this investigation, several other students at the school were identified as also being in possession of LSD and other prescription medications.”

Following the investigation, police arrested six juvenile students of the school Feb. 25.

“Of the six arrested, four of the student’s charges will be handled officially and deferred into a juvenile appropriate drug program,” Perok said.

Police charged a 17-year-old male of Bristow and a 15-year-old male of Gainesville with possession with intent to distribute a scheduled I/II narcotic on school grounds and possession of a scheduled I/II narcotic.

Four other juveniles were charged: a 17-year-old male of Gainesville was charged with with possession of a scheduled I/II narcotica 16-year-old female juvenile of Gainesville was charged with possession of a scheduled I/II narcotic; a 17-year-old male juvenile of Bristow was charged with possession with intent to distribute a scheduled I/II narcotic; and a 14-year-old female juvenile of Gainesville was charged with possession with intent to distribute a scheduled IV narcotic. However, these students will be handled officially.

Court dates for the students are pending.

Original Story (Feb. 5):

Prince William County Police were notified this morning about at least one Patriot High School student who was in possession of unidentified narcotics on school grounds.

“Certain narcotics were discovered in the possession of a student at the school,” police spokesman Jonathan Perok said. “However, I can say that this wasn’t a large scale drug bust.”

Perok said there were no arrests; although he expects charges will be filed following the investigation.

Bristow Beat will update this story when more information becomes available.

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