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9:03 AM Sat, Nov. 17th

Teen arrested for alleged drug possession

A 17-year-old boy was referred by police to juvenile authorities on Nov. 18 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of tobacco on school grounds after a Prescott High School security guard heard from a student that the boy had cigarettes in his backpack, and later found a pipe with burnt marijuana residue in it.

The teenage boy initially told the school security officer that the backpack wasn't his, but the security officer checked the backpack and identified it as belonging to the boy, according to the police report.

The teenage boy later told a Prescott police officer that the pipe was his, that the burnt residue inside it was marijuana, and that he'd put the pipe in his backpack the night before so his parents wouldn't find it, according to the police report.

Editor's Note - Information supplied by the Prescott Police Department.