Three Evans students arrested for fake marijuana

by Wes Mayer

Three Evans Middle School students were charged Wednesday for the manufacturing, distribution and possession of an illegal substance.

Around 4:32 p.m., Officer Linda Atkins with the Newnan Police Department received a report about a student with suspected marijuana at Evans Middle in Newnan.

Atkins told the principal of the school, Melissa Wimbish, and the student was called to the principal's office.

According to Atkins' report, the student pulled a small bag of a green substance from his left sock. The student told the principal he purchased the bag for five dollars from another student in the cafeteria, and he was holding it to give to a third student later. The second student who sold the suspected marijuana was also called to the office, and he confirmed the story.

Sgt. Mark Cooper was called into the office to help identify the substance in the bag.

The substance turned out to be only pencil shavings dyed green.

The three students were charged as juveniles for the manufacturing and possession of a counterfeit substance with intent to distribute.

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