A 15-year-old student at a Texas high school was taken into custody on Feb. 25 for distribution of prescription drugs and synthetic LSD. This is the latest development in a case in which several teens have been detained for drug-related charges. In all, four juveniles and two 17-year-olds have been taken into custody. The 17-year-olds are faced with charges of tampering with evidence. The investigation follows an incident in which one student died and two others were hospitalized.
The synthetic LSD is also known as acid, 25i and n-bome, and according to police, it is a growing problem. Students at the school say that the appearance of the synthetic drugs on campus is recent.
Police agree that they were unaware of and are surprised by the extent of the problem and say that they expect to detain more individuals as they continue the investigation. Meanwhile, teachers have been speaking to students about drug abuse and distributing flyers about synthetic drugs and their dangers.
An individual who is facing drug possession charges or other charges related to drugs may want to work with an attorney on their case. When individuals are juvenile, as some are in this case, there are likely to be different options available than if they were charged as adults. However, in all cases, the individuals may want to review the evidence with an attorney to decide upon the best strategy for defense.
For example, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed if something in the investigation such as a search warrant was procedurally incorrect. Individuals might also consider testifying against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Source: Abc13.com, “Another teen arrested in crackdown at Montgomery HS,” Angela Chen, Feb. 25, 2015