Two seventh-graders in the Enterprise school system were cited for drug-related charges by the Oregon State Police Monday afternoon. Both 13-year-old males will be remanded to the juvenile department.
One youth was cited for attempt to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana) on school grounds (Class B felony) and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana on school grounds (Class C misdemeanor).
The second boy was cited for attempt to deliver an immitation controlled substance (a Class B misdemeanor). According to OSP Trooper Seth Cooney the second youth had rolled up oregano cigarettes and attempted to sell them as marijuana on school property.
Cooney said that he and OSP Trooper Mark Knapp interviewed 10 to 15 students over a three-hour period beginning on Monday and were told consistently that drugs are readily available at the school.
The OSP officers were called on to the school grounds by school authorities who thought they had seen juveniles with drugs. Cooney said the preponderance of drugs in the school was "sickening."