Student arrested at high school on drug, gun complaints

Ponca City Now - January 9, 2020 12:24 pm

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

Ponca City Police arrested a 17-year-old student at 1:18 p.m. Tuesday at Ponca City High school on drug and gun charges.

Ponca City Police Captain Randy Tyner said a backpack had been found near the school earlier in the day containing a gun and marijuana and was taken to the Police Department.

“Additional information in the backpack gave the identity of the owner,” Tyner said. “Another witness identified the student and said he had seen him walking through the school parking lot with the backpack.”

Tyner said the backpack was found within 1,000 feet of the high school.

The student, not identified because of his age, was arrested on complaints of possession with intent to distribute drugs within 1,000 feet of a school; a minor in possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony; and possession of paraphernalia. He was transported to a detention center.



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