2 Mt. Juliet High students charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia

Mt. Juliet High School
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MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two Mt. Juliet High School students have been cited on drug charges Wednesday following a simultaneous sweep of four high schools by authorities.

Central, Lebanon and Watertown and Mt. Juliet High School were all searched in the sweep.

Nothing was found at any of the schools except Mt. Juliet, where two students were charged.

Both 17-year-old males have been suspended as a result.

One was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other student was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The event was a routine drug sweep that occurs from time to time within the schools, according to Lt. Scott Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said that the schools are typically swept simultaneously so that students cannot alert other students via cell phones.

They are scheduled to appear in juvenile court at a later date.