Three Patterson Mill High School students have been arrested on felony drug charges as part of an ongoing investigation that began at the school on March 30.
A 14-year-old student was arrested on felony charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute on school property, and misdemeanor charges of disruption of school property. The student was charged after he admitted having marijuana in a book bag in his locker and gave the book bag to a school vice-principal, who then found the substance in a pocket of the bag.
Upon further investigation by the Harford County Sheriffs Office, a second 14-year-old Patterson Mill student was arrested on April 1, on felony charges of conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
A third student, Quontes Devon Hoffler, was also later arrested, on felony charges of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to distribute. Hoffler’s name was released by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office because he is 18 years old. The names of the other students were withheld because they are minors.
“There is an ongoing investigation,” HCSO spokesperson Monica Worrell said Thursday. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office or the HCSO resource officer at Patterson Mill.
In a separate incident, another 14-year-old Patterson Mill High School student was arrested on April 22, 2010 with intent to distribute a fake controlled dangerous substance after he was found to have a plastic bag containing oregano at the school. According to the police report, the student said he got the spice from home was trying to sell it in order to make money.