A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday on drug-related counts after selling a pill to a Belaire High School student who had a bad reaction to the drug, according to Baton Rouge Police.
The arrest came after police responded to a call from a school nurse Friday morning about what the nurse initially believed was a student’s attempted suicide.
The nurse told the officer she later learned that the student had bought an Aprazolam pill, which is used to treat anxiety, for $5 from Ulysses Bush, 17, in the school’s lunch room, and was having a bad reaction, according to the affidavit of probable cause. The victim was transported to a hospital emergency room.
The affidavit does not say if Bush was a student Belaire.
It says he fled from school officials before police arrived, and that a school employee saw Bush throw a baggie of pills, later identified as Alprazolam and Trazodone, an antidepressant, to the ground under the school sign in front of the school.
An officer chased Bush, who jumped a 6-foot steel fence to get into the back yard of a residence on Tams Drive, before the officer was able to capture and arrest him. Bush had with him $171 in cash that was seized as evidence, according to police.
Bush was arrested on counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution to a student, violation of a controlled dangerous substance in a school zone and criminal trespass, according to the affidavit of probable cause.