Student charged with drugs at school

A 13-year-old student at Union Parish Junior High School has been charged with distributing marijuana on campus. 

According to the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office, its school resource officer and narcotics units learned during an investigation that the student took marijuana edibles to the school campus in Farmerville and distributed them to another 13-year-old student. 

After consuming the edibles, the other student required treatment at a local hospital for a suspected drug overdose. 

After being taken into custody, the accused student was released to a guardian pending a court appearance.

UPSO said the case is still under investigation and additional arrests are expected.

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