Juveniles arrested for drugs

From Staff Reports

  Two juvenile males were charged with drug offenses on Tuesday after school officials at a Carter County high school asked the two boys to empty their pockets and allegedly found them in possession of narcotics.
  Unaka High School principal John Fine and assistant principals Maggie Green and Mike Ensor asked the two 15-year-old males to empty their pockets and personal belongings, according to a report by Carter County Sheriff's Department Deputy Loretta Cloyd, who works as the School Resource Officer at Unaka High School.
  "In doing so, one male juvenile was found to be in possession of three capsules identified as Neurontin. (His) parents were notified and a juvenile petition was filed for possession of Schedule IV (narcotics)," Cloyd states in her report. "The other male juvenile was in possession of one Neurontin capsule, a plastic baggie in which appeared to be marijuana, and a smoking pipe. (His) parents were notified and a juvenile petition was filed for possession of Schedule IV (narcotics), possession of Schedule VI narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia."
  Both juveniles will have to appear in Carter County Juvenile Court before Judge John Walton to answer the charges against them. The names and court dates for the two juveniles were not released due to their ages.
  Carter County Superintendent of Schools Dallas Williams was unavailable for comment Wednesday on what, if any, punishment the two juveniles could face from the school system such as suspension or expulsion from school.