(Gillette, Wyo.) Reports of alleged narcotics possession by students in the school system from principals resulted in two citations and an ongoing criminal investigation.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, a Campbell County High School Principal conducted a search of the backpacks belonging to two of his students after he had received information that they had marijuana in their possession. The search led to the discovery of a blue pipe with residue as well as a plastic pill bottle, which contained approximately 4 grams of marijuana, in the backpack belonging, reportedly, to a 14-year-old female, said Police Lt. Chuck Deaton.
As for the other student, a 14-year-old male the principal found no evidence of narcotics in his backpack, but did locate cigarettes.
Following the discovery of the cigarettes, paraphernalia and marijuana, the principle turned the information and contraband over to the school resource officer. The 14-year-old male was cited for possession of tobacco and the 14-year-old female was cited for possession of marijuana.
Earlier that same day, a separate potential narcotics case was underway at Twin Spruce Jr. High School, where another principal reported to officers that he had collected a substance, potentially narcotic in nature, from one of his students, according to Deaton.
The substance, which appeared to be chocolate, was collected from a 13-year-old female who said the substance contained THC.
Deaton said the investigation is currently active and the substance will be sent to the crime lab for testing.