Student busted for allegedly selling pot cookies at school

Student busted for allegedly selling pot cookies at school

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DRAPER — An 18-year-old student is facing school discipline and possible criminal charges for allegedly selling marijuana-laced cookies in his school.

On Nov. 20, a student at Corner Canyon High School, 12943 S. 700 East, went to class where a teacher "smelled the strong odor" of marijuana coming from the student, according to a recently released search warrant affidavit filed in 3rd District Court.

The student was questioned by school administrators and the school resource officer who found "a large plastic zip-lock style bag that contained multiple cookies, and which had a strong odor of marijuana coming from them" in the student's backpack, the warrant states.

The student told officials that "the cookies were made with THC butter" and that he was selling them for $10 each, according to the warrant. The student said he had made sales around the West Jordan area and "has provided several cookies to students within Corner Canyon High School."

As of Friday, the man had not been charged. Draper police said it was still an active investigation and declined comment.

Canyons District spokesman Jeff Haney said the district "acted appropriately within district guidelines" in disciplining the student, though he could not say what specific action was taken. In general, students with drug offenses could be referred to a district level hearing where they could be suspended for a few days up to being expelled from the school.

Haney praised the alert teacher who suspected something wasn't right, saying the teacher's actions made the school safer.

"We have some teachers who are incredibly on top of things," he said. "We encourage all teachers and students to be aware of their surroundings at school."

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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