Marijuana seizure at middle school prompts search of child’s home in Savannah

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A middle school student brought marijuana to campus on Wednesday prompting authorities to search the child’s residence.

According to the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), agents responded along with the Savannah Police Department to a local middle school after receiving information about the situation.

CNT did not name the school in the incident but said they worked with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School Board in this case.

Agents were able to determine the child brought the marijuana from home with the intent of selling it to fellow students.

CNT then obtained a search warrant for the child’s home in Edgemore.

There agents seized nearly three lbs. of marijuana, more than $1,000, multiple digital scales and other items commonly associated with the distribution of controlled substances.

CNT arrested 48-year-old Toby Broxton and 38-year-old Lois Ward, also known as Lois Edwards-Broxton, both of Savannah. 

Broxton and Ward both face felony charges: Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime. The two remain in the Chatham County Detention Center.

According to CNT, the Division of Family Child Services is involved in the investigation.

Said CNT Director Everett Ragan, “I am truly saddened by this investigation and thankful the marijuana was seized before it was able to spread throughout the school. 

Parents should be role models for their children and not their drug supplier. I am hopeful this case will serve as a reminder to all that we have zero tolerance for drugs in our school system or community,” said CNT Director Everett Ragan in a press release.

The investigation is ongoing. CNT expects additional charges to be made.

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