Police arrested a 12-year-old Purcell Junior High School student last week after she was overheard discussing selling drugs.
Principal Bret Petty called police to the school on January 14.
The school’s counselor, Amy Tolle, had been approached by two students who told her they overheard the girl and another student talking about buying and selling drugs.
Petty and Tolle talked to the girl and other student and the principal found a grinder used for marijuana among the girl’s personal items.
The principal told Officer Zach Paulk that the girl had a small item inside her pants on her right leg that she told Petty was none of his business.
When Paulk told the girl to remove the item, she handed over a cigarette holder found to contain cigarette paper, a clear bag containing suspected marijuana and $5.
Paulk arrested the girl and took her to the Purcell Police Department where she was released to her mother.
According to the police report, the other student told Petty the girl had been selling marijuana to other students inside the restroom.