Student at a job corps center is arrested

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

A student at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center is arrested on charges he sold drugs at the school, but he denies it.

Prestonsburg police say Aaron Smith of Georgia was found with marijuana packaged to sell and more than one thousand dollars in cash.

Police charged him with trafficking marijuana within one thousand yards of a school.

Investigators say Job Corps instructors caught him and called police to investigate.

“It appeared he had been selling to other students at the Job Corps Center,” Brad Martin said.

U.S. Department of Labor officials released this statement concerning the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center.

“Job Corps’ zero tolerance policy for drugs and violence ensures a safe and secure living and learning environment for all students. As part of the enrollment process, students sign a commitment to adhere to this policy and staff discuss center rules and expectations with them. In this case, it appears that students and staff took appropriate steps to uphold the zero tolerance policy for the benefit of all Job Corps students.”

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