Juvenile found with 24 bags of marijuana

Published 8:04 pm Thursday, January 24, 2013

A 17-year-old juvenile is currently in custody after being found with 24 bags of marijuana Wednesday morning on Keller Avenue.

According to a release from the Selma Police Department, a complaint from nearby citizen led police to confront two subjects hanging out in a vacant lot on Keller Avenue.

“The unit engaged two subjects and found that one of the subjects, a 17-year-old juvenile, had 24 bags of marijuana on his person,” Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said Thursday.

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The juvenile was taken into custody, charged with possession of marijuana first and turned over juvenile probation. Riley said the juvenile is being held in the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center.

According to Riley, the marijuana had an estimated street value of $130 and the subject taken into custody had dropped out of school.

As for the other subject confronted by the drug unit, Riley said he did not have any drugs on his person and was let go.

Also, the 17-year-old who was charged was held over to juvenile detention following a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in front of District Judge Bob Armstrong.