YCSO: Four teens arrested in marijuana processing operation

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

MAYER, Ariz. -- Four Yavapai County teens have been arrested for their alleged roles in a marijuana processing operation.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday morning a YCSO School Resource Officer learned that marijuana was being transported on a school bus while hidden inside a musical instrument case.

Students suspected of being involved were witnessed getting off the bus at Mayer High School and walking towards the back of the school.

YCSO said the resource officer went on to learn that three students were drying out marijuana under a nearby bridge.

The officer drove to the bridge and found three students drying out recently harvested marijuana plants on top of school folders.

All three teens, ages 14, 15 and 16, were arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana in a school zone, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A 17-year-old student was arrested on Tuesday for the same charges after it was discovered that the teen had been supplying the other three with marijuana plants and agreeing to pay them to dry the plants for later sales.