Sanford teen faces drug charges after fellow student spots guns in vehicle parked at high school

Posted May 12, 2013, at 3:18 p.m.

SANFORD, Maine — A Sanford High School student is facing two drug charges after a fellow student noticed guns in a vehicle parked at the school, according to Sanford police.

A Sanford student reported a suspicious vehicle to School Resource Officer Michael Gordon on Thursday morning after the student noticed firearms in an illegally parked car, Sanford police said in a release.

Gordon learned that the car was driven by another Sanford High School student. Gordon searched the vehicle and found marijuana in a glass jar, a digital scale, a rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and hunting gear, including a compound bow, according to police.

The 17-year-old student who drove the vehicle was charged with two counts of aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, and was removed from school property.

“This is an excellent example of an observant citizen — in this case a student — being keen to their surroundings and noticing something totally out of place and alerting authorities immediately,” said Gordon.

The student was released to the custody of his mother and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

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