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.