VIDEO: Arrest made after 8 HS students hospitalized

JUNE 11, 2019

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SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Multiple students from Southampton High School were taken to hospital Tuesday after they ingested candy laced with an unknown substance.

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the substance the students ingested caused them to feel ill. A statement released by Southampton Memorial Hospital said eight students were in “good” condition at the Franklin hospital as of 3 p.m. The patients range in age from 14 to 16.

The article goes on to state the following:

According to the release, the substance has been identified as candy that a student was handing out. That student was identified and questioned by deputies.

On Tuesday night, Southampton deputies announced they arrested an 18-year-old Suffolk man in connection to the incident. Jaden Philips, 18, is charged with possession with intent to distribute, distribution to someone under 18 (both felonies) and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He’s being held at the Southampton County Jail without bond.

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