February 9, 2006
A Greenbrier student is charged with possession of marijuana after a search on campus today. News 12 is on your side with how Columbia County is cracking down on drugs in schools.
There were two other student drug arrests this week, a 16-year-old Augusta Christian student was charged with marijuana possession Tuesday, and a 16-year-old Evans high student was charged with possession of cocaine yesterday.
Columbia County’s school board encourages principals to call in deputies and german shepherds on a regular basis to look for drugs.
A random search is how Westside high student Justin Ivey got caught with aderol back in December.
"They can really check your locker at any time and that's how I got caught," he said.
"Drugs are a problem in society and unfortunately young people are involved,” said Superintendent Tommy Price.
The dogs are trained to sniff out the drugs and then sit next to them to alert deputies. Today's drug bust is one of about fifty in Columbia County this school year. Some of the students charged this week were detained and some were released to their parents.
That's all the information juvenile court can release because they are minors.