PD: Charges loom for teens who gave out pills

Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 21:10:08-05

Goodyear police announced Wednesday that they plan to submit drug charges against two 13-year-old boys who they say distributed pills to other students.

Police were dispatched around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday to Centerra Mirage STEM Academy after a student was found in the cafeteria, unresponsive. Soon after, six more students between the ages of 12 and 13 complained of stomach aches and were lethargic.

Police say they believe the two thirteen-year-old boys handed out their own prescription pills to the students while on campus.

The two teens are expected to be charged with possession of prescription drugs, transfer of prescription drugs and possession of drugs in a drug-free zone.

The type of drug the students were given won’t be released until they’re examined at a DPS lab.

"What is typical in any kind of drug case, is that there needs to be a verification process, that needs to happen so those medications are sent to the DPS lab for review,” said Lisa Kutis, spokeswoman for the Goodyear Police Department.