A 14 year old grade nine learner at a high school in Verulam was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after she was found in possession of 24 wrappings of marijuana yesterday morning.
At approximately 09:30 Reaction Officers received information that the female scholar was in possession of the narcotics and intended on selling it to other pupils during their lunch break.
Acting on the information a female Reaction Officer accompanied by an educator from the school proceeded to the grade nine learners class.
When she noticed the Officer enter the classroom she removed a pink pencil case from her bag and placed on the desk of the pupil seated next to her. When the RUSA Officer opened the pencil case she discovered the 24 wrappings of cannabis inside.
The girl confessed that the drugs was given to her by her 17 year old sister who is in grade 11 at the same school.
She went on to explain that due to her older sister being absent from school today she was asked to hand over the pencil case to another learner who would approach her during the lunch break and assist her to sell the drugs to other learners for R5.00 each. The pupil was handed over to Police for further investigation.