Marijuana brownies result in students' arrest
Published 6:38 pm, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Three students from New Milford High School have been arrested on drug charges stemming from the sale at the school of brownies with marijuana baked into them, police said.
Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote confirmed Tuesday, March 25 three New Milford High School underclassmen were facing expulsion for violating the school's drug and alcohol policy.
The school's resource officer conducted an investigation March 18 at the high school because school authorities had learned a student was in possession of marijuana brownies and was trying to sell them to other students, according to police.
One youth had originally sold the brownies to a second youth, who brought the brownies into the school and sold them to a third youth, who in turn planned to sell them, police said.
When the third youth was confronted by school authorities, prescription drugs were found in his locker, which the youth said he also had planned to try to sell to fellow students, police said.
The three male students -- aged 14, 15 and 16 -- are facing criminal charges including illegal possession of a controled substance, illegal sale of a controlled substance, dispensing a narcotic and conspiracy to commit sale of narcotics.
All three were released into their parents' custody on written promise to appear Tuesday, March 31 in Danbury Juvenile Court.
Spectrum calls to high school Principal Greg Shugrue were not returned.