Exclusive: High school kids caught allegedly selling prescription pills in school

Exclusive: High school kids caught allegedly selling prescription pills in school
(Source: WOIO)

PARMA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland 19 News has obtained surveillance video of an alleged prescription pill drug transaction in the middle of a high school hallway.

The alleged "hand to hand" drug deal happened May 28, 2015, at Valley Forge High School around 9 a.m., according to a Parma Heights police report.

Surveillance video was discovered while the school's principal was looking at footage over a cell phone theft. The principal immediately questioned the two students.

The report states that one 16-year-old student sold another 16-year-old two Adderall pills. The report states that when school officials confronted the teens, they each admitted to the incident.

The police report states the pills were prescribed to the student selling the medication, who claimed he had stopped taking the medication himself "several months ago because he doesn't like the way they make him feel." That student then allegedly admitted that he had been approached by friends to sell the pills, and he had sold 10 to 15 over the past several months. The report stated he said he sold the pills for "no more than $5." That teen also allegedly admitted to selling the pills at the high school and by Parma Heights pool at Commons Park.

The student who allegedly bought the pills told officials he paid $3 for them, and by the time he was questioned by authorities "he had already taken both pills."

The report stated that student was already taking prescription medication for heart-related issues, and he was immediately checked out by the school nurse and the Parma Heights Fire Department.

The student who allegedly sold the prescription drugs was arrested and charged with felony aggravated trafficking in drugs. The report also stated that the alleged student dealer was suspended for the rest of last school year, and faced an 80-day expulsion for the 2015-2016 school year. The alleged student buyer was charged with felony aggravated possession of drugs.

Parma Heights Police told Cleveland 19 that both of the juvenile cases are still pending.

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