The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department planted undercover officers in two local high schools as part of a sting operation to cease high school drug use. The undercover officers played the roles of high school students for an entire semester in order to gain the trust and confidence of the students for the undercover drug bust. As a result of their actions, 25 students from two high schools (Perris High School and Paloma Valley High School) were arrested on Thursday. Many of them were minors and will be sent to juvenile court. Two were adults and will be tried in the adult criminal system, despite their high school status.
The Perris Union High School district superintendent was on board with the undercover drug bust. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department contacted the school district with the idea. Perris Union High School District jumped at the chance. Officers seized marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), cocaine (coke), hashish (hash) and prescription pills as a part of the illegal bust.
Drug use in high school is a serious issue in the modern world. Kids should not do illegal activities. Period. But, their youth and lack of judgement could now ruin their futures if they have a criminal conviction on their records. Kids that were previously college bound, military bound, or even work bound will now have their plans derailed by such activities.
If you or a loved one were arrested as a part of this undercover drug bust, or as a part of any drug crime, contact us today for a free consultation. You should not have your life ruined for one simple mistake.
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