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Student faces felony charge for handing out Adderall before school

A Kirksville High School student was arrested last week for allegedly handing out Adderall before school (Photo: KTVO)

A Kirksville High School student is behind bars after police say he gave prescription drugs to other kids before school.

According to the probable cause statement, the school resource officer observed the 17-year-old student on surveillance footage passing out three pills suspected of being Adderall, a prescription amphetamine and controlled substance, in the cafeteria before school. The drug is infamous for being used by students without a prescription to enhance focus.

The student has been charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance in a protected location, a class B felony.

Police became suspicious after one of the teens was chosen for random drug testing.

The 17-year-old reportedly told school officials that he was handing out “Pepsi,” then said it was “Smarties.”

His arraignment hearing was held Monday by video conference from the jail.

The teen’s bond was set at $75,000.

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