West Forsyth High School student busted with marijuana at school

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CUMMING, Ga. — A teacher found a knit hat left behind in his classroom, and it reeked of marijuana, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

At about 9:15 a.m. Nov. 7, deputies were dispatched to West Forsyth High School, 4155 Drew Road, where they saw a student with the assistant principal who was holding a Ziploc bag containing marijuana.

The broadcast teacher said he found the suspicious items, which emitted a strange smell.

He called the assistant principal, and they both said they did not go through the hat but could smell marijuana.

They brought in a student who said the hat was his, but “the stuff” wasn’t his.

Deputies searched the hat and found two bags that contained a “green leafy substance” and another bag with what looked like marijuana buds. They also found a silver “grinder” and a lighter.

Deputies searched the student’s car and found a glass pipe with what appeared to be burnt marijuana inside the glove compartment. They also found a piece of brown rolling paper containing a burnt substance.

Deputies said based on the totality of the investigation, Cody Atcheson, 18, was to be charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce, a misdemeanor.

Atcheson was handcuffed and taken to Forsyth County Detention Center.