Northwestern student arrested on drug charges

jzou@heraldonline.comNovember 5, 2013 

— A 16-year-old student at Northwestern High School was arrested on drug charges on Halloween morning, according to Rock Hill Police report released Tuesday.

Police were called to the school by the school principal who said two students were cutting class and that one of them might be carrying a weapon.

When the teen was searched, the officer found marijuana in his left coat pocket and prescription medication with the label removed in his backpack. A pair of plastic "brass" knuckles was also found in the other student’s backpack.

According to the report, the 16-year-old told police he was planning on selling the baggie of drugs for $5 to help his mother pay bills.

He was charged with unlawful possession of a prescription drug and narcotic violations and sent home to his father.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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