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Johnson City Police arrest 16-year-old on drug charges

Staff Reports • Aug 19, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Following a traffic stop, Johnson City police arrested a 16-year-old boy on drug-related charges on Saturday evening.

Police saw a vehicle traveling north in the area of North Broadway Avenue and East Myrtle Avenue violating a light law and pulled the vehicle over. According to a news release, police were given consent to search the vehicle after detecting a strong marijuana odor.

While searching the vehicle, police reportedly found in a backpack belonging to the boy containing 6.79 grams of marijuana, 14 100-milligram Adderall pills, plastic baggies, a grinder and a glass pipe containing marijuana.

The teen has been charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule II and schedule VI narcotics with intent to distribute.

He was given a citation and released to his parents pending a Johnson City Juvenile Court appearance Friday morning.