According to the Health and Safety Code 11357(e), minors who are found in possession of less than one ounce of Marijuana on a school campus (grade K-12) are guilty of misdemeanor and face: a fine of up to $250 on the first offense, a fine of up to $500 for second and subsequent offense, and/or commitment to a juvenile hall or camp or home for up to 10 days.
Wayland Patch.com reports that a 17-year-old male Wayland High School student was stopped by a routine traffic stop by Police Officer Tyler Castagno, where he found some drug paraphernalia inside the student’s vehicle, of which included four Cheeba Chew candies, each containing THC, a high-producing chemical within marijuana.
Castagno intuited that the candies were illegal, and his suspicions were conformed when he bought them back to the station. Investigators traced the candies back to Colorado, where they were used for legal medical marijuana practices, but were illegal in Massachusetts.
Wayland Youth Officer Shane Bowles told Wayland Patch that because the boy found with the Cheeba Chews is under 18, there will be additional stipulations such as a mandatory program and a potential fine for his parents should the program not be completed on time.
If you or someone you know falls under the same predicament as the Wayland youth reported in this above caption of a news article, MacGregor & Collins can help. Contact us today at: 949-250-6097