Police: Teen arrested for selling drugs at Camdenton High School


Almost all the attention was on the field Friday night at Bob Shore Stadium in Camdenton, but just before a game-winning field goal, someone saw something that wasn't right.

"A witness observed what they thought was drug activity, alerted one of the officers who then investigated," said Officer Chris Williams of the Camdenton Police Department.

Police say an 18-year-old woman was selling prescription narcotics on the Camdenton School campus.

According to a news release, police say they found a "multitude of various pills" in 18-year-old Julia Miller's possession.

"All controlled substances," Williams said.

Because this was on school grounds, Miller was charged with three felony counts of distributing a controlled substance in a protected location.

"I don't think it's an epidemic, but it definitely happens," Williams said. "It happens several times a year here at Camdenton, at our school, and at other schools as well."

Right now, the Camdenton Police Department has several officers at the football field during games. They're there for safety and security of fans, and they're also encouraged to talk with those fans.

Camdenton parent Mindi Sales feels her children are safe, but wonders what led someone so young down the wrong path.

"I'm worried for the 18-year-old that that's where they're going right now so early in life, that's what they're doing," Sales said. "I'm also annoyed they come out here to our school when we're just trying to have a good Friday night lights and bring drugs and stuff."

Despite this, Sales thinks what the officers and school are doing now to patrol for this type of activity on campus does work.

"The fact that they addressed it and handled it quickly, I don't know what else we could ask for," Sales added.

Police and school officials are reminding students, parents, and fans who attend a game or another event at the school, if you see something, say something.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police in Camdenton, Missouri have arrested an 18-year-old woman from Lebanon, Mo., after they say she was selling narcotics on the Camdenton School grounds.

Police responded just after 10:00 p.m. Friday to the senior high school football field for a report of a drug deal on school property.

Police found Julia J. Miller, 18, with a "multitude of various pills" in her possession.

Miller was taken to the Camden County Detention Center where she was charged with three felony counts of distribution of a controlled substance in a protected location.

Bond was set at $30,000.

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