Police charge Barrington teen who allegedly sold drugs in school

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A 17-year-old Barrington boy was arraigned in family court on July 3 after police charged him with delivery of a controlled substance.

Police allege that on Feb. 13, the boy, a senior at Barrington High School, sold a ninth-grader at the school one capsule of Adderall, a medication used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy. Officials said the deal took place inside a classroom while class was in session.

Police said another student in the class saw the deal take place and alerted a vice principal.

The 17-year-old reportedly had a prescription for Adderall and had sold the single capsule for $5.

“We think he may have been selling some more,” said a police investigator. “Based on some of the statements, we thought he may have been doing this for a while.”

A police official said the boy’s family hired an attorney, which forced officials to get a search warrant for the boy’s phone and text messages.

A judge ordered the 17-year-old to home confinement; he is also restricted from using social media. Police had requested the boy be held at the state’s training school.

The teenager’s pre-trial hearing is set for July 31.

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