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Marijuana found on students in schools

Amy Hamilton

Students at Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School have been caught with small amounts of marijuana in their possession in separate incidents, said police and school administration.

Three middle school students were cited Dec. 9 with a gram of marijuana after the drug had been passed from one student to two other students to hold, said Principal Steve Wiersma.

He declined to say what school-imposed punishment the students faced, citing school policy. School staff learned of the drug’s presence after another student reported it.

“As far as we know, there was no use of the drug on campus,” Wiersma said.

“Certainly the kids made poor choices.”

According to Capt. Jerry Delong of the Craig Police Department the charge carries a Class 2 petty offense and may require up to a $100 fine upon conviction.

DeLong said no drug paraphernalia was found on the three students.

A Moffat County High School student was issued a citation for less than a gram of marijuana in a Friday incident, DeLong said.

The student faces a city court appearance and has been suspended from school for three days said Principal Jane Krogman.

Krogman declined to say how school officials learned that the drug was on school grounds.

According to school policy, possession of a larger amount of marijuana that constitutes a distribution charge would be grounds for expulsion, she said.

“It’s alarming that a student is bold enough to bring that stuff on campus,” Krogman said.

Krogman and Wiersma said the incidents were the first times this year that drugs have been reported at the schools.

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