A Tuesday morning bake sale landed a Franklin County High School student in serious trouble with the law.
That’s because the brownies he was offering to classmates for $10 each were laced with marijuana.
Sheriff A.J. Smith said the 16-year-old student, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested at school and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver within 1,000 feet of school. He was later released to his parents and/or guardians.
Smith said school resource officer Brock Johnson received information regarding the brownies, and commenced an investigation, together with Lt. Gary Martina and school officials.
“They did a great job, working together to bring it to a quick conclusion,” said Smith.
He said the student had sold one brownie, and had five more in his backpack. “It did test positive in marijuana, and he admitted to making them,” said Smith.
“School officials and law enforcement are working hard to keep drugs out of our schools, it’s a top priority,” he said. “It’s very important to us.”
Boht Smith and Superintendent Traci Moses described it as "an isolated incident."
Moses said the district worked with the sherriff's office last week to conduct drug sweeps on the K-12 and Alternative Education campuses and no drugs were recovered.
"The Franklin County School Board has a zero tolerance policy for drugs on campus and will follow all proper disciplinary procedures in cooperation with local law enforcement," Moses said.