Five additional Meade County High School students, ranging in age from 15-17 years old, are facing a possession of a controlled substance charge. Two of the five students (who were transported to the hospital on May 22) also tested positive for methamphetamine use.
Meade County Sheriff Butch Kerrick said he and his team of officers are continuing to look into the case. The investigation, according to Kerrick, is far from over.
He explained that charges have been filed with the court designated worker. In the affidavit, the sheriff’s department requested for the teenagers to be detained to Elizabethtown. The individuals involved are expected to be arraigned in Juvenile Court on either June 2 or June 9.
These charges being announced are also in addition to charges a 15-year-old boy faces for six counts of wanton endangerment.
Kerrick added that the teen is accused of bringing the drug known as spice, a synthetic drug that has some of the same properties as marijuana, into the school. It also has some of the same properties in it as amphetamines, which can cause a more severe reaction to the use of the drug.
The Meade County Sheriff’s Office will be doing further investigation on this incident and seeking further charges on students and owners of local business, who were associated with this crime, in the coming weeks. If anyone has any additional information concerning this case, call 270-422-HOPE.