LUGOFF, SC (WIS) - Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two Lugoff-Elgin students Wednesday after they were caught with prescription pills.
Darius Quinton Bradley, 17, and Spencer William Duval, 17, both of whom are students at Lugoff-Elgin High School, were charged
Lugoff-Elgin High School officials contacted the LEHS School Resource Officer after they found Bradley to be in possession of 29 pills, most of which were controlled substances.
Deputies say Bradley had purchased some of the pills from Duval, the transaction having taken place in a classroom.
A student observed the transaction and advised school officials who in turn contacted the School Resource Officer.
Deputies say Bradley admitted to taking some of the pills from a medicine cabinet at home. The other pills he purchased from Duval.
While at the Kershaw County Detention Center, a detention officer discovered three additional pills on Bradley.
Bradley had in his possession a total of 32 pills, 31 of which were controlled substances. They included: 1 Ambien, 7 Tramadol, 4 Adderall, 7 Hydrocodone and 12 Oxycodone.
Bradley was charged with unlawful possession of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances and possession within proximity to a school.
Duval was charged with distribution of schedule II, III and IV controlled substances and distribution within proximity to a school.
Both young men are being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.
"The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is working closely with the KC School District to keep drugs out of Kershaw County Schools and there is a zero tolerance for possession or distribution of any kind of drugs on school grounds," said Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews. "Some of the drugs seized today are very powerful narcotics. Hopefully these two young men will learn a lesson from this. Hopefully other students will understand that we are not playing around when it comes to drugs on school grounds. Finally, we hope that parents will do a better job of securing controlled pharmaceuticals in their homes. I must commend the student who reported this activity to school officials and to the school officials who reacted quickly and appropriately to this situation."