Ardmore Police Department narcotics officers are investigating lunch hour sales of drugs to students and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the locations being used for these illegal transactions.


Ardmore Police Department narcotics officers are investigating lunch hour sales of drugs to students and are asking for the public’s help in identifying the locations being used for these illegal transactions.

 

Sgt. Keith Ingle, APD Narcotics Unit, said the investigation began Nov. 5 when Ardmore School Resource Officer Barry Antwine was called to the high school regarding five students believed to the under the influence. Ingle said it was determined the five had made a lunch hour marijuana purchase.

 

The students were released to the custody of their parents. Potential charges against the five of public intoxication and possession of a controlled dangerous substances within 1,000 feet of school were sent to the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

 

“We (narcotics unit) were called in and began investigating,” Ingle said.

 

The investigation led to a subsequent search warrant served at a residence, located in the 300 block of G Street N.W. An 18-year-old man, present when officers conducted the raid, was arrested and formally charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Ingle said a small amount of marijuana was also recovered from the residence.

 

But the search warrant raid earlier this month didn’t end the investigation. Ingle said narcotics officers are continuing to seek out locations where students are purchasing and ingesting narcotics during their lunch hours and then returning to school.

 

Anyone with information concerning the locations and/or the persons operating lunch hour drug sale businesses aimed at students are urged to contact the APD Narcotics Unit at (580) 226-9712 or Ardmore Police Department Headquarters at (580) 223-1212.