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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 10:00 am, Fri Feb 15, 2013.

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL. – A Charlotte County Sheriff's School Resource Officer arrested a 14-year-old boy for smoking marijuana on a school bus and passing it around to other students.

The teen was charged with felony Possession of Marijuana and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred Feb. 7 when the driver of a school bus advised the school resource officer that marijuana was being smoked in the back of the bus. The officer and assistant school principal boarded the bus at the bus ramp entrance and could smell a very strong odor of burnt marijuana.

A 16-year-old girl with the teenage boy burned a hole in her front pocket where she placed the lit marijuana cigarette to hide it.

Witnesses said he lit the joint, took several inhales, blew smoke out the window, and then handed it to the girl, who also inhaled.

The 16-year-old was arrested on Feb. 7 for Possession of Marijuana and then released to a guardian. The teen boy was arrested Tuesday once the investigation was completed. He was booked into the Charlotte County Jail, and then transferred to the Juvenile Justice Center in Ft. Myers.

Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is asked to please call the CCSO Narcotics Unit at 941-575-2157 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).

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1 comment:

  • tim posted at 9:09 am on Thu, Feb 14, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    are we "drug-free" yet? .... when i was a kid we smoked pot in the halls of our high school and not one of us is a deadbeat on the public dole as are the multitudes who are imported from Haiti and elsewhere around the world. marijuana isn't going away but if you want to keep it out of the hands of kids, LEGALIZE IT. the war on plants is a national disgrace.