Two students were found with $15 of marijuana Tuesday afternoon at Carver High School, authorities said.
Cortez Jackson, 17, pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana on school property. He was released from the Muscogee County Jail hours later on his own recognizance.
The 15-year-old boy who faces the same charge was released into his mother's custody. Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
Columbus Police Officer Aaron Hoffa was working as a school resource officer at Carver High at 3100 Eighth St. around 2 p.m. Monday when he was asked to assist the principal.
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A student reported seeing multiple students with marijuana.
Hoffa said he found the 15-year-old co-defendant with marijuana, but didn't give the exact amount. Jackson allegedly had a packet of cigarillos in his front pocket along with 1.5 grams of marijuana (street value of $15).