West Monroe High School student arrested for drug trafficking, possessed over 70 grams of narcotics | KTVE
WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Thursday, March 24, 2022, West Monroe Police were notified that West Monroe High School administration found a large amount of marijuana in a vehicle in the school parking lot. Upon arrival, officers contacted an administrator who informed him that 18-year-old Lagarius Maurice Glass and two other students had walked past the administrator with a strong smell of marijuana.
After a brief discussion with Glass, the administrator informed officers that they had looked in Glass’s vehicle and discovered a black digital scale and boxes of sandwich bags. Upon arriving at the scene, officers searched Glass’ vehicle and discovered a large glass container containing two bags of marijuana behind the driver’s seat.
Officers also discovered another glass jar containing a large bag of marijuana, a set of black digital scales, and a large quantity of sandwich bags. Glass read his rights from Miranda and informed officers that he had smoked marijuana that morning, but that the narcotics belonged to another student who had been sent home earlier.
Although marijuana was seen prominently by officers, Glass said he was unaware there was marijuana in the vehicle. According to officers, the marijuana found totaled 71 grams.
He was arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center. Glass was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled hazardous substance and violation of the Uniform Controlled Hazardous Substances Act.