Two students from separate high schools arrested on drug charges

Cody James Wooten, 18, from Sylvania High School

Two students from separate schools have been arrested on drug charges.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports school resource officers found drugs belonging to the students during random K-9 drug searches.

The two students Jacob E. Wade, 18, from Geraldine High School and Cody James Wooten, 18, from Sylvania High School were arrested on Thursday. Sheriff Harris says a K-9 police dog hit on Wade's car. Police searched Wooten's car after students complained of smelling marijuana. Officers discovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside both cars.

A juvenile was turned over to her parents after she was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Wade and Wooten were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Wade was transported to the DeKalb County Detention Center. Both events were unrelated.

Sheriff Harris says "This shows the importance of random K-9 drug searches at our schools that we do year round, and the importance of having school resource officers in our county."