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17-year-old admits to drug possession

October 15, 2004

A 17-year-old boy who admitted Wednesday in juvenile court to possessing marijuana was ordered to remain on probation.

Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michelle Flores said that on June 30, a security officer in Noland Village saw three youths he suspected were smoking marijuana and reported them to police. A police officer saw the boy drop a bag, which contained bags of marijuana, as he approached the officer, she said. The boy admitted that the bag belonged to him, she said.

A Department of Juvenile Services representative said that the youth has been cooperative and will "admit he has a problem with marijuana."

Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley, sitting in juvenile court, told the youth that he was impressed that he opted to go to Mountain Manor, a drug and alcohol treatment facility, following his last appearance in court.

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After hearing the youth's grades, Beachley told the youth that he needs to put more effort into school and ordered him to meet with a teacher who supervises a class in which he is not performing well.

Beachley also ordered that the youth perform 25 hours of community service by the end of the year and have urine tests every two weeks.

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