There have been over 20 students who have been arrested in a recent drug bust in Riverside County. At the last count, a total of 24 boys and girls were taken into custody for selling illegal drugs on the campuses of high schools. Two adults were involved in the drug scheme as well. Investigators have been following the activity for about four months. They were able to gather information after police officers went to the high schools and pretended to be students. The officers would approach the students who they suspected were part of the drug ring.
Drugs included in the sales include crack, cocaine and meth. There were also several prescription drugs that were part of the activity. Out of the 24 students, 22 of them were arrested on a Thursday. Those who were underage were taken to a juvenile detention center. The Superintendent of the school district stated that there are methods in place to help students who are dealing with drug addictions, and there are ways that the schools can deter students from engaging in the used of drugs. The police department kept the plan secure so that the male and female officers involved were protected during the investigation.