Three students at Amador Valley High School were arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of drugs for sale on campus, after police received an anonymous tip.
"Our School Resource Officer Craig Hobizal is assigned to Amador Valley High and has an office on campus. While on campus he received information that an Amador student was in possession of drugs on campus for sale," Lt. Jeff Bretzing said. "He investigated and contacted the student and ended up arresting three separate students, all for drug possession for sale charges on campus."
"They were arrested while on campus," he added, at 2:30 p.m. "School administrators are very supportive."
The drugs involved were marijuana, LSD and ecstasy.
"There was enough quantity for a 'possession for sale' case," Bretzing said. "Sometimes it has to do with the manner in which it's packaged, sometimes there are other factors."
The three arrested teens were all males, one 16 and two 17.
"Two were released to their parents, one was booked at Juvenile Hall," Bretzing said.
"Three arrests on campus on the same day is not normal," he added. "We are working hard to try to create a drug-free campus, which is one reason we have a school resource officer. We know there are drugs on campus and we are working with school administrators."
"An anonymous tip led to the arrest," Principal Jim Hansen said. "This particular person set up an anonymous email account."