Police charge Barrington teen who allegedly sold drugs in school

Posted

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.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment

2016 by East Bay Newspapers

Barrington · Bristol · East Providence · Little Compton · Portsmouth · Prudence Island · Riverside · Rumford · Seekonk · Tiverton · Warren · Westport
Meet our staff
Mike Rego

Mike Rego has worked at East Bay Newspapers since 2001, helping the company launch The Westport Shorelines. He soon after became a Sports Editor, spending the next 10-plus years in that role before taking over as editor of The East Providence Post in February of 2012. To contact Mike to submit information, suggest story ideas or photo opportunities, etc., email mrego@eastbaynewspapers.com.