Officers with the St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force have arrested an 18-year-old Covington High School student for distributing mojo, a synthetic marijuana product, Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz said Friday.
Caleb Badeaux, of Folsom, was booked at the St. Tammany Parish jail on counts of distributing a narcotic to a student and possessing a controlled substance within 2,000 feet of a drug-free zone, according to a news release.
The arrest came after three students at the high school suffered possible overdoses Thursday afternoon. All three were taken from the school by emergency medical personnel and were treated at hospitals.
Because the three are juveniles, their names and ages have not been released.
“The harm synthetic drugs like mojo can do to a person is unbelievable,” Lentz said. “Yesterday, three young men found themselves in an emergency room because of the drug.”
St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain praised the Covington Police Department for acting quickly to investigate and make an arrest in the case.
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