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Student Allegedly Under Influence of Narcotic at High School

The minor was also reportedly in possession of the narcotic at school, according to police.

Ptl. Matthew Meyler and Ptl. Michael Hoppock of the Manalapan Police Department responded to Manalapan High School at around noon on Sept. 6 because a minor allegedly was in possession of a narcotic.

Upon investigation, Meyler and Hoppock discovered that the sophomore student was under the influence of and also in possession of a narcotic. The suspect, a 15-year-old male, was arrested and later released to the custody of his aunt. 

A later court appearance will be required, according to police.

sgmbh September 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM
All the drugs in Manalapan, in the schools, and we found ONE? Is it that we don't want to find them, because it makes us look badly as a "Great Place To Live", or are we really that blind?
connie reznik September 17, 2012 at 02:35 PM
As soon as I saw the headline I knew it was Manalapan.
Sarah September 17, 2012 at 05:05 PM
With everything that has been going on in Manalapan, we have lost our reputation "as a great place to live" if I was moving, it would not be here. When are our elected officials going to wake up, I watch the meetings on tv since I can't go out at night and it is awful that they are not solving the problems here. Their mouths move but very little constructive comes out that benefits the community. It almost seems like they don't like us the way they talk down to residents when they bring up concerns. I do not know what the answer is to all of this. It is very upsetting.
Arlene September 17, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I agree that there are drugs in Manalapan and that we need to do more about it, but why is it that we are the only ones being talked about, We all know it goes on in every high school here at least within two towns over in both directions.
John Jay September 17, 2012 at 06:24 PM
If you're going to test students for drugs, don't forget the teachers!!!
sgmbh September 18, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Or their parents! I so agree with you Sarah. It's like they subscribe to the ... if they are rude enough to you, you'll go away, and then you won't find out what they're really up to! Was never involved before, but now that I've taken an interest, it is so obvious that they don't want any concerned citizens present. I was asked by a Planning Board member why I keep coming. I told him it's like a train wreck. You don't want to look because you know it's gonna be horrific, but you can't help yourself!
Curious George September 18, 2012 at 02:01 PM
The same goes for the FRHSD board meetings....It seems like every meeting is an impending train wreck coming from different directions....usually from the members themselves.
Ann Alexandersen Scafidi September 18, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Manalapan HS has had a problem with drugs for at least 10 years it was Ranked #2 in the STATE FOR DRUGS . Maybe the parents should have taking an interest in what and who their children are doing instead of giving them everything the kids want.
John Jay September 18, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Ann Alexandersen Scafidi -- Just have the police drug-sniffing dogs go for a walk down the halls. ID the lockers with the dope -- get the students with the lockers down there for the search -- as the police search their lockers, the druggie students will crack as soon as the drugs are found. As they drag the druggie students out in handcuffs for all the other students to see, perhaps future drug use and dealing will drop.
fritz katz September 18, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Yeah, John Jay, I look forward to the Police State that facists like you are bringing us.
John Jay September 18, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Fritz Katz -- You don't even know what a facist IS, let alone accuse me of being one. While its been long-debated, the term "facist" more aptly applies to the state and business interests merging into an authorative system. It's more apt for ECONOMICS than what constitutes a 4th Amendment-based search. Conducting a non-invasive search of a public school facility, and not the actual students certainly doesn't constitute a 4th Amendment violation. The only time the dog would react would be if it smells something. So, if a dog "smells" drugs in a locker, having the student come down to open it doesn't constitute an illegal search either -- the dog's "nose" detects the probable cause. Is it not less invasive to have a drug dog do a walk where the druggies are than force students to drug screenings like they do to athletes? (I am against such tests, by the way. There should be probable cause to take fluids from a human). It's also much better than having things like metal detectors and officers searching students as they enter school -- now that is a police state. So I really reject your claims about using a drug dog as being something from a police state. It's not the students that are being searched, it's the facility -- that's a big difference. If the locker comes up dirty, then the police have legal authority to conduct an investigation. Sorry, you lose.

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