Teen Charged With 6 Felony Drug Counts

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (STMW) – A 15-year-old west suburban high school student has been charged with six felonies after four other students who allegedly obtained drugs from him began to suffer ill effects from the drugs and were taken to a hospital on Friday.

At 9:54 a.m. Friday, the Riverside Police Department received a request for an ambulance to Riverside-Brookfield High School for the student on drugs, a release from police said. When Riverside paramedics and police officers arrived at the school they observed a 14-year-old boy from Brookfield under the influence of some type of drug. The boy related that he had obtained an unknown drug from another student at the school, a 15-year-old boy from Brookfield. The 14-year-old was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood for treatment.

While on scene the responding police officers were advised by school staff that three additional students were also under the influence of some type of drug. The Brookfield Fire Department’s paramedics were called to the high school. All of the involved students: a 15-year-old from Riverside Lawn; a 14-year-old from Riverside, and a 15-year-old from Brookfield stated that they had purchased the drugs from the same 15-year-old student the first boy had. Two of these students were taken to Loyola Medical Center by Brookfield paramedics for treatment and one student was taken to Loyola by his parents for treatment. All of the students taken to Loyola were released a short time later.

The 15-year-old student from Brookfield was taken to the Riverside Police Department for investigation and his parents were contacted, the release said. The boy’s parents gave the Riverside Police Department permission to search his bedroom, where the officers were able to recover various types of prescription medication, which were later identified as controlled substances.

The Cook County States Attorney’s Office was contacted and six felony charges against the 15-year-old were approved. This included three for possession of a controlled substance on school grounds and three charges of manufacturing/delivery of a controlled substance on school grounds. The juvenile will be petitioned to juvenile court, the release said.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said, “this drug investigation is still ongoing at this time and Riverside Police personnel continue to collect evidence for submission to the crime lab. This is an extremely unusual case and the potential for serious injury was great”. Chief Weitzel went on to say, “we continue to work directly with the school staff on issues that involve safety of the students and staff.”

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  • Roberta Waker

    Unless this is his first offense, some jail time should be required. If he’s on drugs, he needs to check into rehab. If he needs help; give it to him; if not, send him to jail. Thank God none of these kids died as a reult of their stupidity.


    lifetime junks need to go to jail and those that are on their way

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    • spencerpurcelll

      hey i go to school with these kids. they are good kids who have gone through somerough times.leave them alone.u know nothing.sure u read a little on a page.who cares. i go to school with them!!!! ever heard of peerpressure???? jail does some bad stuff to a 15 yeAR OLD. rehabe yes jail?????…..uk nothing.

  • StupidPeopleFTW

    Maybe if mom and dad werent a bunch of pill popping dopes, like most parents, he wouldnt have a source. Cant help but notice they dont include where they pills came from, or what they were. Why? Becuase it’s mommy and daddy’s valium, and that would make the story less shocking to dumb people.

    • anon

      you don’t know what you’re talking about, you do not know anything about his family. they are caring and supporting and it’s you jerks that are making him realize that this mistake is going to effect his whole life. he is so sorry, and you should be keeping him in your prayers

  • jim747

    Kid needs counseling not jail. Jail will just make him a more intelligent criminal. This isn’t really a news story. Whatever happened to the whole truth? What type of pills were they?
    In the end I wonder if half a story is better or worse than none.

  • Mary Mitchell

    This Police crackdown on men of color will have an
    adverse effect on our culture !
    Our culture is based upon receiving free stuff from the
    Government ! Police enforcement of drug crimes,
    robbery , burgleries and murders will cause our
    young men of color to have to study hard in school
    and get good grades and work at McDonalds and
    learn to make a living the honest way !
    ( the way white youths do ! )
    This must stop ! Jesse and I will help get our
    Color society back to a freeloading
    Taxpayer based economy
    of which we are accustomed to !

  • spencer purcell

    dumb people comment on stuff they know nothing about bud. u dont evenknow there family.how are u suppost to talk when u dont even know them!?! “stupid people”?????ur a freaking jerk. talk to these kids and u will know that they are sorry. take a step farther bud. get to really know them and u will feel sorry for them. so what im trying to say is before u go on and start say stuff uk nothing about…..think about it….aight thx

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