Juveniles At Two Schools Facing Drug Charges

Juvenile students at two Johnston County schools are facing criminal charges.

Smithfield Police said a 13 year-old student at Smithfield Middle School will face charges in juvenile court after allegedly being caught on campus Friday with a marijuana smoking pipe.  Officers did not say how the 13 year-old was able to obtain the smoking pipe but the case remains under investigation.

In an unrelated incident, a 14 year-old student at Corinth Holders High will also face charges in juvenile court after school resource officers with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found marijuana in their possession on Friday.  Officials said the marijuana was concealed inside a deodorant container.  Officials conducted a search of a female locker room area at the school after a teacher reported it appeared someone had been smoking marijuana in the locker room.

In addition to the misdemeanor criminal charges the students could also face disciplinary action under Johnston County Public Schools Code of Conduct Policy.