Walterboro, S.C. (WCIV) — Authorities have arrested two juveniles after police say they brought nearly $4,000 worth of marijuana onto a school bus Thursday morning.
Another 18-year-old student was arrested for having a pink taser in her backpack and pepper spray in her bra.
It all started Thursday morning when cops were given a tip from the bus driver at 7:45 a.m. that there was a possible odor of marijuana.
The driver was following new procedures of reporting put in place by the Transportation Superintendent, according to the sheriff’s office.
When a school bus arrived at school at Colleton County Middle School in Walterboro, school representatives and Colleton County Sheriff’s office school resource officers were waiting.
According to the sheriff’s office, the students were removed from the bus with instructions to leave their belongings in their seats.
A search of the students’ belongings turned up more than half a pound of suspected marijuana, with a street value of $3,900.
Two juvenile suspects were transported to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Annex, where they were interviewed and subsequently released to their parents pending prosecution in a juvenile court of law.
Meanwhile, student Phoenix Brown, 18, was ordered to stop talking on her phone after interfering with the investigation, police say.
She became uncooperative and refused to comply with Colleton County School District personnel and Law Enforcement Officers.
After repeatedly ignoring commands, offender Brown was taken into custody for disturbing a school. A search of her belongings produced a taser rated in excess of 6 million volts. A can of Black Hawk OC pepper spray was located inside Brown’s bra.
Brown was transported to the Colleton County Detention Center and was charged with disturbing a school and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
Brown’s bond was set in bond court in the amount of $1,000 for disturbing a school and $5,000 for carrying weapons on school property.