Police with Indianapolis Public Schools arrested a student Tuesday afternoon, after school officials said he attempted to enter the school with crack cocaine.
A spokesperson for the school district said the 16-year-old male student from Coleman Academy came to school with 15 small baggies of crack cocaine with a worth of approximately $300.
The arrest came after the student was searched, which the school’s security policy for any student who arrives tardy to school. Officials said the drugs, which were allegedly located in the student’s coat, appeared to be packaged for the intent to sale.
The teenager was transported to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center, where he faces charges of cocaine possession and dealing cocaine.