"It scares me, especially for younger kids..." Xanax laced gummy candy sends West Vigo student to hospital

Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a middle schooler on drug-related charges.

Posted: Feb. 27, 2019 4:25 PM
Updated: Feb. 27, 2019 11:41 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Vigo County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a middle schooler on drug-related charges.

According to police that middle school student is a 14-year-old girl.

It happened yesterday at West Vigo Middle School.

Deputies say they believe she had gummy candy laced with a controlled substance.

The Vigo County School Corporation told News 10 that substance was Xanax.

Somehow another student got ahold of it and ate some.

That student was taken to the hospital.

Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse told News 10 that student has been treated and released.

Police say they're also investigating the potential for other suspects being involved.

They've filed a search warrant.

Vigo County School Superintendent Rob Haworth said in a statement:

"The Vigo County School Corporation wants to reassure our students, parents, and community that we take all actions possible against those wanting to harm our youth. We are asking parents and the community to be attentive to this situation and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement."

Sheriff Plasse says parents need to tell their kids to be extra cautious, even if something seems innocent enough.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you information as soon as it becomes available.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 71°
Robinson
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 72°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 69°
Rockville
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Casey
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 70°
Brazil
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 71°
Marshall
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 71°
Rain and storms possible for Memorial Day.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

All You Need to Know for Monday

Image

Crash involves several parked vehicles

Image

Memorial Day Activities in the Valley

Image

Showers possible, more clouds. High: 85°

Image

Saturday Night Weather Update

Image

What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Image

Sunday Morning Weather Update

Image

Honoring veterans this holiday weekend

Image

Saturday Morning Weather Update

Image

Friday Late Forecast

WTHI Events