Two Las Plumas High students hospitalized after taking unknown pills

Apr 7, 2016 6:45 PM by David McVicker

Butte County Sheriff’s Office are investigating reports of drugs being handed out to students of Las Plumas High School after two were transported to the hospital Thursday morning after taking pills that another student gave them.

Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force, along with Butte County Sheriff’s deputies went to Las Plumas High School immediately and began an investigation.

Through the investigation it has been determined that a 14 year old Las Plumas High School student obtained a small amount of unknown pills from an unidentified subject at the Oroville Skate Park, and supplied the pills to other students at school yesterday. All students involved have been contacted.

Two students who took the pills were transported by their parents to a local hospital. They are expected to make a full recovery.

It has not yet been determined what type of pill was distributed. Hospital tests did not identify any type of narcotic substance in the student’s systems, and detectives have not been able to locate any of the pills.

Students’ descriptions of the pills varied. Reports indicate the pills are believed to be light green in color, and possibly an unknown prescription anti-depressant. The effects of the pills varied from dizziness, upset stomach, lethargy and hallucinations.

At this time, no arrests have been made. It was determined that the 14 year old juvenile wasn’t on juvenile probation.

This investigation is continuing, anyone with information is encouraged to contact the BCSO Investigations Unit at 538-7671.


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