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Several drug arrests made after drug officer poses as high school student

Several drug arrests made after drug officer poses as high school student



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Mary Richards and AP reportingA new student at Weber High School turned out to be a cop, and he was there to bust drug dealers.

It was a month-long operation that played out like an episode of "21 Jump Street."

In the series, young-looking agents posed as teens to solve crimes. In this case, Lt. Darin Parke of the Weber/Morgan Narcotics Strike Force says it was an undercover drug officer in his early 20s posing as a student.

The officer went to class everyday for a month, taking tests and everything. In the end, five students were arrested on drug charges. Officers say they escorted them out of class to make an impression.

The Weber operation follows one at Roy High School in December that ended in four students arrested for drugs.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

(The Standard Examiner and Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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