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Two West Ashley High School students arrested for drugs

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WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department has charged two West Ashley High School students for possession of marijuana following two separate incidents at the school on Thursday.

At 11 a.m., a police officer responded to a classroom in reference to a strong smell of marijuana.

When the officer arrived, the school's vice principal said she had received complaints that there was a strong odor of marijuana in the room. The officer then determined that the smell came from one of two students.

An incident report states that both students were brought to the vice principal's office where school officials requested officers search the students.

According to police, before the officers could search the students, one of the students took a medicine bottle from his sock which contained a gram of a green leafy substance.

The 15-year-old student was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

About an hour and a half later, police arrested a 17-year-old student after an officer reviewed surveillance video which corroborated a tip that the student was in possession of marijuana.

A police report states that when the student was asked if he had anything that he should have on school campus, the student took out a medicine pill bottle which contained 3 grams of a green leafy substance.

The student was charged with simple possession of marijuana.

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