A Wesley Chapel High (WCH) student is learning the hard way that schools are serious when they label their campuses as drug-free zones.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), on April 12, a 16-year-old WCH student, whose name has been withheld due the student’s age, was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance on campus.

The PCSO report says that the student was searched based on reasonable suspicion from information that the school’s administration had received. A search of the student’s backpack produced five capsules filled with a white powder. The school’s resource officer tested the substance, which the student described as “Molly,” a form of Ecstasy and popular party drug. However, the substance actually tested positive for traces of methamphetamine.

PCSO reports that the student was taken into custody and transported to the Pasco Juvenile Assessment Center without incident.

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