Leonardtown, MD – St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives, working with K-9 deputies and School Resource Officers, were alerted of a 17 year old Leonardtown High School student who was allegedly selling marijuana on school grounds.

Sheriff’s Office deputies, in conjunction with school staff members from St. Mary’s County Public Schools, conducted an investigation into the allegation which led to a search and seizure warrant being obtained for the student’s vehicle.

The vehicle, which was in the school parking lot, was searched and recovered from inside was nearly 100 grams of high grade marijuana (Street Value of nearly $1,000), three digital scales, packaging materials, a cell phone, two knives and a hatchet.

The student was arrested and charged with several criminal violations to include “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute” and “Weapons on School Property”.

He was charged and released to the custody of his parents pending a hearing in the Juvenile Court.