Teen sold ADHD meds on Boone Grove school bus
By Erin Guerra Post-Tribune correspondent March 1, 2013 1:58PM
Updated: April 3, 2013 6:10AM
VALPARAISO — A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday for allegedly selling his ADHD medication on a school bus.
When Ed Ivanyo, vice principal at Boone Grove High School, questioned the teen, he admitted to selling two pills for $2 to a 15-year-old boy. He did it because he needed money to pay for his community service for a theft charge, according to the police report.
The buyer also was cooperative when questioned, police said, admitting to making the purchase and saying that once he got home, he realized it was stupid and disposed of the pills.
The 16-year-old was taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center for violating his probation and for felony dealing of a controlled substance. The 15-year-old was sent home and information about the deal was sent to juvenile probation to determine any charges.
Two other students had told their bus driver and Ivanyo about the transaction they reportedly witnessed Wednesday afternoon. Videotape of the bus ride home collaborated what they said.