5 students charged after drug incident at Meade Co. High School

5 students charged after drug incident at Meade Co. High School
Amit Patel (Source: Meade County Jail)
Amit Patel (Source: Meade County Jail)

BRANDENBURG, KY (WAVE) - Five Meade County High School students and an adult have been charged in connection to an incident on Friday in which students became ill after smoking an illegal substance on campus.

The students accused in the case, all of them between the ages of 15 and 17, are charged with possession of a controlled substance. One of them, a 15-year-old boy, is also charged with six counts of wanton endangerment. He's accused of bringing the drug known as spice, a synthetic form of marijuana, into the school.

In addition, authorities said two of the five juveniles tested positive for methamphetamine in their systems.

Amit Patel, 33, an employee of Dongar Food Mart in Brandenburg, was also arrested in the case. According to the Meade County Messenger, the store was raided on Friday in connection to the incident at the school.

Patel is charged with trafficking in synthetic drugs, criminal simulation and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being held at the Meade County Jail on an immigration violation. Bond was set at $50,000.

Meade County Schools Superintendent John Millary said on Friday the six students who smoked the drug at school were in good condition. They are expected to fully recover.

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