Claim of teen selling drugs at school leads to parents' arrest
LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. (CBS12) —
A couple is facing cocaine and marijuana charges after a raid at their home in Loxahatchee this week.
The investigation began last October when School District Police arrested a girl at Seminole Ridge High School after she got caught snorting cocaine in class. According to the report, the girl's father told investigators she received the cocaine from another girl who gets the drugs from her father, identified by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office as 41-year-old Carnell Anthony Anderson, one of two suspects arrested in the case. Detectives later learned a second student, found to be in the possession of Xanax, passed out in class earlier in the year. He told investigators he received the drugs from Anderson's 16-year-old daughter.
The sheriff's office used a warrant to search Anderson's home along 88th Road in Loxahatchee. Investigators seized more than 60 grams each of cocaine and marijuana. a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson pistol and ammunition. Deputies searched the teen's bedroom and found cocaine in a drawer and bags of marijuana in a pink Care Bears lunch box. According to the arrest report, School District Police removed the teen girl from class and took her to a juvenile detention center. Authorities said they found her with a tin containing powder cocaine and prescription pills.
Deputies also arrested 37-year-old Stephanie Marie Wransky, Anderson's wife.
Anderson and Wransky face charges of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of a dwelling to manufacture a controlled substance with minors present. Anderson faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Department of Children & Families responded to take custody of the couple's 8-year-old son, the report said.
The principal at Seminole Ridge High School issued this robocall to parents:
This is Principal James Campbell calling to make you aware of media reports released today about a incident stemming back to October when a student was arrested for allegedly using drugs at school.
The investigation into the source of the narcotics resulted in the arrest of another student and two adults.
In addition to criminal charges, both students are subject to disciplinary consequences.
The School District of Palm Beach County has a zero-tolerance drug policy. Anyone found to be using or distributing drugs on campus face serious disciplinary and criminal consequences.
I want to encourage students who witness such activity or have concerns about school or student safety to report those concerns to school administration, school police, through the Student Protect App or Student Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.
Thank you for your understanding and support of Seminole Ridge High School.If you have any further concerns, please contact feel free to the school.