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Norcross High student charged with selling pot

Benjamin Olnhausen

Benjamin Olnhausen

NORCROSS -- A Norcross High student was charged recently with selling marijuana at school.

Benjamin Roland Olnhausen, 17, was arrested March 20 after Gwinnett County Schools Police reportedly found him in possession of marijuana, digital scales, zipper bags, rolling papers, a lighter and multiple pills. An incident report said authorities were led to Olnhausen after discovering another student, 17-year-old Jeffrey Brian Pope, with pot in his possession.

Police then determined that Pope obtained the drugs from Olnhausen, the report said.

Arrest warrants list methylphenidate, the generic term for attention-deficit disorder drug Ritalin, as the pills Olnhausen had in his possession.

Olnhausen was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $11,400 bond.

Pope was also arrested and charged with one count of possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. He was released on $665 bond.