Sheriff: Boys, ages 10 and 14, arrested for trying to sell pot at school

Published: Apr. 8, 2015 at 6:28 PM CDT|Updated: May. 6, 2015 at 6:28 PM CDT
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CROSSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Two DeKalb County juveniles were arrested on Wednesday on drug charges.

The DeKalb County sheriff said that the two juveniles were arrested at Crossville School for unlawful possession of marijuana.

The sheriff said that on Tuesday, teachers at the school found out the two students were attempting to sell marijuana and reported it to the school resource officer.

Sheriff Jimmy Harris said the juveniles, brother ages 10 and 14, had marijuana with the intent to sell it for between $20 and $40.

According to the sheriff, a faculty member informed a school resource officer that the children had drugs. The boys were pulled out of class and then arrested.

Sheriff Harris said an arrest like this is rare and alarming.

The boys were turned over to the juvenile probation office. The office is following up with the parents to see if they had any knowledge of what was going on.

The sheriff credited the actions of the SRO in this incident.

“The SRO did a great job on following up on information leading to the arrests,” stated Sheriff Harris. “This is one of the reasons we need SROs in the schools.”

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