On February 17 at approximately 9:45 a.m., PFC S. Douglas, School Resource Officer at Westlake High School, observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction between two students during school hours. Further investigation revealed the students were in possession of the suspected marijuana and a large amount of currency. The Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office was consulted and the juvenile who made the sale, a 16-year-old male, was charged with distribution of marijuana on a Juvenile Offense Report, and the student who made the purchase, a 15-year-old male, was cited with possession of marijuana. Both students were released to their parents. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Officer Douglas at 301-932-2222. The investigation is ongoing.              

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