Local schools among those on ski-vacation buses busted for pot

Students from a dozen East Bay high schools are listed as participating in a three-day ski vacation that earned national notoriety after police found the teens had brought several pounds of pot along for the ride. East Bay schools listed as participating in the bus trip to Utah included Acalanes, Alhambra, Campolindo, College Park, Granada, Las Lomas, Livermore, Miramonte, Monte Vista, Northgate, San Ramon Valley and Ygnacio Valley high schools, according to website for Summer Winter Action Tours, which ran the trip.

Workers in an Elko, Nev., convenience store called police Tuesday after seeing students smoking marijuana in the parking lot. Responding officers discovered a large haul of marijuana and related paraphernalia stashed in storage compartments on each of the five buses. About 250 underage skiers from Northern California and elsewhere were on the trip. Elko, Nev., Police Chief Don Zumwalt gave students the chance to turn over the marijuana and some bongs, rolling papers and pipes; the students complied. He told reporters that taking all 250 students to a juvenile detention facility would have been a logistical nightmare.

Zumwalt guessed the marijuana totaled several pounds.

via : http://www.contracostatimes.com

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