A 17-year-old male student was arrested Oct. 25 at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and charged with intention to distribute marijuana, according to Montgomery County police.
Police were called to B-CC at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 25, according to officer Rebecca Innocenti, a police spokeswoman.
The boy was arrested on school grounds and police found five pre-packaged plastic baggies of marijuana in his possession, Innocenti said.
He was transported to the Second District Police station and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled, dangerous substance on school property, Innocenti said.
Dana Tofig, a Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman, said the incident was under investigation.
A letter was not sent home to parents, he said.
"We discuss making smart choices about drug and alcohol use with our students beginning in elementary schools and throughout middle and high school," Tofig wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "That is emphasized every year and the consequences are laid out clearly in the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook that students receive each year."
While he couldn't speak to the particular case, "a student who is in possession of narcotics on a school campus will almost assuredly face suspension and may face expulsion depending on the details of the case," he wrote.