Two PCHS students charged with selling pills at school

Published 12:52 pm Thursday, January 5, 2012

Two students at Polk County High School were charged recently with selling illegal prescription medications at school, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The students were charged with selling/delivering a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine.

According to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill, the students were not selling cocaine, but because some of the medication being sold contained the same type of substances, that is the charge associated with the crime.

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Hill said the two students are under the age of 16 so cannot be named.

The Polk County School System and the sheriff’s office each conducted investigations into the alleged selling of prescription pills.

Hill said school system officials alerted the sheriff’s office of the alleged pill selling and were very cooperative.

The case was turned over to the N.C. Juvenile Justice Department Delinquency Division, which determined that charges for the two students were warranted. The students have already made a first appearance in court on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The case will be heard in Polk County Juvenile Court, and charges will be handled by the county’s juvenile officer.