Pioneer Middle School student arrested in pot dealing

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WALLA WALLA — A Pioneer Middle School student was arrested for investigation of dealing in marijuana after several bags of the substance were allegedly found in the student’s backpack.

According to Officer Tim Bennett, police spokesman, officers found a “large quantity” of what they believed was marijuana in a zip-lock bag, three smaller baggies with marijuana, four empty baggies and a small amount of marijuana in the 13-year-old’s pockets.

Before today’s arrest, a school official reported he had walked by the student’s locker and smelled marijuana.

The student was arrested and taken to Walla Walla County Juvenile Justice Center on investigation of felony possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

A second marijuana arrest of another student, 13, also occurred today.

That arrest was related to a small amount of marijuana that was found in the student’s locker Tuesday.

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