RACINE — A 17-year-old Park High School student is facing a felony charge after he was found to have brought 17.9 grams of marijuana to school, according to a criminal complaint.
Police said that on Monday, a teacher told school administration that a student smelled of marijuana. The student, Jaden T. Byles, of the 1800 block of Holmes Avenue, was taken to the school office and his belongings were searched.
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Thirteen bags of marijuana were found, according to police. Byles was charged Tuesday as an adult with possession of THC with intent to deliver on or near a school. That charge could carry a sentence of up to 3½ years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
Wisconsin court records show that this is the first time Byles has been charged with a crime in the state. He made an initial appearance in court Tuesday via video conference. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.