Teen Suspected of Dealing Drugs to Students, Arrested


Morgan Johnson - suspect

A teenager was arrested today, accused of dealing drugs to students of a high school in Clermont.

18-year-old Morgan Johnson, of Clermont, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lake County Sheriff’s investigators say, Johnson was dealinng drugs to students at East Ridge High School in Clermont.

On Friday, deputies kept a home in the 2000 block on Golden Aster Street where Johnson lives under surveillance. After school, investigators say, there was activity at the home which led them to believe that drugs were being sold at the residence.

A search warrant for the residence was obtained and detectives confiscated approximately 1.5 pounds of high-grade marijuana that was packed for sale, drug paraphernalia, $5,000 in cash and other items related to the sale of narcotics.

Deputies say, the marijuana has a street value of about $4,500.

Three persons who were seen leaving the home were charged with drug possession, after deputies initiated traffic stops. A juvenile in the home was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Johnson was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was booked into jail on $30,500 bond.





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