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Sixteen-Year-Old Charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana on School Campus

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A 16-year old student faces felony charges after police said he brought more than 35 individual sized bags of marijuana on campus. Lynn Haven officers didn't identify the juvenile but said they arrested him at Tom P. Haney Technical Center on Thursday.

"We have zero tolerance for drugs, zero tolerance for alcohol," said Haney's Director Michael Epistle. "It's just something we will not tolerate, like a business would not tolerate that on their premises, as well. And, that's what we're doing. We're training people for the workforce."

The student is charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within one-thousand feet of a school.

Police said others in class with the student smelled marijuana in his backpack. Administrators were called to search and found more than 35-bags packaged for sale. Together, the drugs weighed more than 40 grams. They also found cash, mostly in five-dollar increments.

"It was an unfortunate incident that occurred. I do applaud our students and our staff for being alert and mainly looking out for the safety of students on the campus."

Administrators said this was the student's second day attending Haney.

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The Lynn Haven Police Department announces the arrest of a 16-year-old Tom P. Haney Technical center student on felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

Administrators at Haney summoned the Lynn Haven Police to the school after smelling marijuana in the youth's backpack while he was in class. An administrative search was conducted by school personnel and they discovered over 35 packages of marijuana packaged for sale with a total weight of over 40 grams.

A quantity of cash was also seized, mostly in $5 increments.

The juvenile was delivered to the Bay County Juvenile Detention Facility.

According to Haney administrators, today was the student's second day of attending the school.

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Information provided by the Lynn Haven Police Department

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