Westview High teens detained after busted for marijuana use

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Seven teenagers are facing possible drug chargers after being detained Tuesday on suspicion of using and distributing marijuana in front of Westview High School.

According to SDPD Sgt. Wes Albers, the students — four minors and three 18-year-olds — were taken into custody by undercover San Diego police detectives in the 12500 block of El Camino Real in Torrey Highlands around 8:30 a.m.

The suspects were questioned and released pending further investigation and possible filing of criminal narcotics charges.

All the youths were cooperative with the detectives, who were acting on an anonymous tip about suspected drug use among teens in the area, the sergeant said.

After detaining the students, the officers searched two vehicles parked near the campus, finding marijuana paraphernalia and remnants of used cannabis, Albers told news crews during a mid-afternoon briefing outside SDPD Northwestern Division headquarters.

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