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Westford Woman Charged With Alleged Cocaine Distribution at Westford Academy

The Lowell Sun reports that a 19-year-old Westford woman allegedly provided cocaine to her other students for free.

 

Natalie Taylor Hill, 19, 1 Garrett Dr. pleaded not guilty in Ayer District Court on Wednesday to charges of alleged distribution of a Class B drug, distribution of cocaine to a minor and school-zone drug violations.

In a Lowell Sun report, Ayer District Court judge Marc Sullivan released the 2012 Westford Academy graduate on personal recognizance with the conditions that she continue medications and mental-health treatement.

Hill allegedly indicated to police that she purchased drugs five times from a man in Lawrence she only knew as "Rock" and that she would "stock up" by bringing three small baggies of cocaine to school, but would provide the drug to other students without free of charge.

According to court documents, the charges stem back to December when Westford Academy officials were told that a 14-year-old male had ingested cocaine.

They tracked down the student and found that it had been a joke, although Hill overheard the incident and allegedly offered the young boy a small baggie of cocaine for free.

She is scheduled to return to Ayer District Court on September 12 for a pretrial conference.

We will attempt to obtain more information on this case as it arises.

Franklin July 16, 2012 at 06:26 PM
What role the school admin played isn't very clear from the article as it became a POLICE investigation quickly. The comments do reflect the conversations I have heard in the community which is that many are not happy with how Drugs/WA has been handled in regard to info, at the event in May Olsen acknowledged this and said he would speak with Antonelli about it but nothing seemed to change as all the news I have about drugs is from the press
Clare B July 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
What information are people looking for?? I don't really understand what people want Antonelli to say! It's common knowledge that there is plenty of drug use going on in town. Frankly, if you're not aware of that, you are living under a stone! It happens before school, after school, at weekends....  Indeed, school is probably the one place where drug use is actually limited! Penalties for drug use in school are harsher than for drug use on the streets, (for pot anyway) & kids know that.
Jamaal July 16, 2012 at 07:42 PM
People want to know how many kids were found with drugs or under the influence of drugs this year? What drugs (heroin?) we're seized on school property? Were all students treated the same (I have heard not)? These are the questions that when asked Antonelli became very bully like I don't think having this info shared with having to pressure for it is unreasonable.
Sam July 16, 2012 at 10:20 PM
That is what I believe. I believe they are doing what all school systems attempt to do. That is to keep kids safe, which includes an amount of privacy, and provide a solid learning environment.
Andrew Sylvia July 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM
This has gotten out of control. If there are any objectionable comments above that potentially went beyond the Terms of Service, let me know. Removing auto-approve did not work. I need to consult with my colleagues for some clearer guidelines for comments on these types of articles. Until then, comments are closed here and on all upcoming school articles.

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