Parents Arrested in High School Overdose Incident

6:19 PM, Oct 22, 2008   |    comments
  • The parents of a South Forsyth High School student face felony charges for storing methadone improperly.
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CUMMING, Ga. -- Two weeks after three students overdosed at a Forsyth County High School, one of the students' parents have been arrested.

Sheriff's officials say a 16-year-old girl sold three other South Forsyth High School students methadone. Her father operates a medical clinic, and reportedly kept the narcotic at his home. Oscar Carter and Deborah Pendleton face felony charges for storing a controlled substance improperly. Officials say the 16-year-old may have mistaken the substance for codeine.

The three Sophomore boys who allegedly bought the drug were treated at Northside Hospital. They were charged with possession of a narcotic on school grounds.

Methadone is a drug commonly prescribed for rehabilitating patients addicted to heroin and morphine.

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