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Middle and high school students arrested over drugs in candy

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RICHMOND, R.I. (WHDH) - Two high school students and a middle school student in Rhode Island were accused of hiding drugs in candy.

Police believed what looked like candy was laced with drugs, and they found it being sold in Chariho middle and high schools. Police responded to a school after a call about a sick student.

"Accelerated heart rate, feeling light-headed, enough to require them to be transported to the hospital to be examined. It was represented to be marijuana candy or pot candy, and that's what it was bought as," said Chief Elwood Johnson of the Richmond Police Department.

"What it actually contains is a mystery to us and to the kids that were claiming that it was pot candy, because it tested positive for traces of meth," Johnson said.

Administrators wanted to get the word out to parents.

"I can't speak to individual circumstances. Every case presents itself as unique, but I can tell you if there's a second offense in their history here, they will be removed from the school," said Barry Ricci, Chariho Schools superintendent.

Police said they thought the supply had slowed down since the arrest, if not stopped.

"I can tell you from a reliable source of information in the school that it's not a teacher, that it's definitely impacted the supply. They can't get their hands on it right now," said Johnson.
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