Student Videos Lead Police to Pot Bust
BRIMFIELD, Ohio — A 16-year-old is facing charges for selling marijuana after students posted video clips using the drug on a social media app.
Brimfield Police say the investigation started when a handful of students posted short video clips on the app “Vine.” The videos show students smoking marijuana, sometimes while driving.
A 16-year-old male student was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after a trafficking incident Monday afternoon. Authorities say the sale happened after school but not on school grounds. The teen was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Authorities found scales and an eighth of an ounce of marijuana, worth about $30, in the student’s home.
Chief David Oliver said the students involved are 16 to 18 years old. Police are working to identify all of the students in the videos.
Chief Oliver posted the following statement on the Brimfield Police Facebook Page:
“We will continue to relentlessly pursue the goal of drug-free schools. No matter what your stand is on drugs, most of us agree on drugs not being in schools. Most of us also agree that juveniles have no need nor gain distance in the race of life by running that race stoned out of their senses.”