TEMECULA, Calif. (KTLA) — Twenty-two high school students from the Temecula Valley School District were taken into custody as part of an undercover drug operation Tuesday.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department escorted students out of class at three of the district’s high schools at approximately 8:30 a.m., according to a statement from the district.
Fifteen students were detained without incident from Temecula Valley High School, 5 from Chaparral High School and 2 from Rancho Vista Continuation High School.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said its Special Investigations Bureau had been conducting the long-term investigation.
Deputies seized various illegal narcotics, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroine, LSD, and illegal prescription drugs.
Two of those arrested are adults. The 20 minors were transported to Juvenile Hall and booked on narcotics charges.
The district issued a statement saying, “Our district adheres to a zero tolerance policy in regards to drug use. The education and safety of all students on our campus is our top priority.
“Anything that may prohibit this from happening on our campus will always be dealt with in a swift and efficient manner.”