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Wharton High students accused of bringing pot-laced treats to school

NEW TAMPA — Two Wharton High seniors were arrested Wednesday after a deputy who works at the school caught them with marijuana-laced desserts, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

A tipster told authorities that Christopher Lanigan and Nicholas Rodas, both 17, were selling the pot-laden treats, according to the Sheriff's Office.

At 11:30 a.m., Lanigan was found with two brownies and Rodas had five cookies that all tested positive for marijuana, deputies said. They are both charged with possession/delivery of marijuana on school grounds.

The boys were taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said.

It wasn't known if the students succeeded in selling any of the baked goods before they were arrested, the Sheriff's Office said.

Wharton High students accused of bringing pot-laced treats to school 10/10/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:29pm]
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