A 22yr-old student of the Grade 11 class of St. Lawrence Catholic School in Ganta City, Nimba County was on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 arrested with quantities of narcotic drugs he had reportedly brought to the classroom.
Speaking on a local radio breakfast show, the Principal of the school, Larlesser Berdeh said the boy, one Jonathan Mensahn, was caught with 29 parcels of marijuana (weed) and pieces of milk candy that had allegedly been laced with the same drug.
Mr. Berdeh said that ever since the school year started there had been reports of students carrying narcotic substances to their classrooms. Based on those reports, the school’s Administration decided to conduct a surprise search of the various classrooms.
He said that it was during the search that they discovered quantities of marijuana, reportedly intended for sale on the school’s campus, in a bag found with Jonathan.
“Upon the discovery of these drugs, we immediately contacted the police ‘Crime Services Department (CSD)’ to apprehend the student and carry out further interrogation,” he said.
“We have been observing that students are being rude in the classrooms, sometimes falling asleep and appearing to be dizzy, while teachers are teaching,” he said.
St. Lawrence Catholic School, based in Ganta, is one of the most popular schools, with a student population of about 800.
The Crime Services Department of the Liberia National Police (LNP) Ganta Detail, who confirmed the incident say the suspect is undergoing investigation while awaiting court trial.