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Lawrence students caught smoking pot
Two separate incidents of drug use and possession sent one student to jail and four other students home to their parents.

According to Louisa Police Chief K.T. Adkins, three female students, ages 13 to 14, at Louisa Middle School were removed from school by school resource officer Ed Cordle, around noon Monday after they were caught with marijuana. They were released to their parents or legal guardians.

"This is an isolated incident," said LMS Principal Thomas Gibson. "Those students were suspended pending a hearing by the board of education. The authorities were contacted because this type of behavior will not be tolerated at Louisa Middle School."

In a separate incident around 4:30 p.m. a Lawrence County High School student, Jason Gilpin, 18, from Blaine was arrested by Cordle after he was caught, with another student, who is a minor, smoking marijuana on school property.

Gilpin was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. The minor was released to his parents. Both incidents are under investigation by Cordle.

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