Two Canonsburg Middle School students will be charged by juvenile petition with possession of marijuana after witnesses told school officials Tuesday that they had witnessed what they believed to be a drug deal during homeroom.
According to a Canonsburg police report, the two students said they saw a 14-year-old male classmate hand a 13-year-old female classmate a container in exchange for $20.
The witnesses later told police that the girl showed them a suspected bag of marijuana.
When the girl was initially confronted by Prinicipal Greg Taranto, she denied accusations she had marijuana, but later gave school officials the bag of the suspected drug.
The boy denied possessing or giving marijuana to another student when confronted by principals.
When administrators checked his bag, they did find a 16-ounce bottle with a yellow substance the boy later admitted was urine. “He said he gives it to people it they need clean urine for drug tests,” according to the police report.
School officials asked that Canonsburg police file charges against the pair.
The girl later told officers that she had made arrangements to purchase the drug from the boy, and did exchange $20 for a bag of the drug, a police report indicates.
The girl will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, while the boy will be charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, a drug-free school zone violation and furnishing drug-free urine.
The charges will proceed by juvenile petition.