STANFORD, Ky. — Five teenagers from two high schools and a middle school have been charged with drug-trafficking offenses.

In a report Tuesday, WKYT-TV quoted Stanford police Chief Zach Middleton as saying the investigation began last week after a school administrator noticed some students behaving suspiciously.

Middleton says the students either had or were using various pills. He says investigators are working to determine how they obtained the drugs. Middleton did not release their ages or their names, and The Associated Press does not generally identify juveniles charged with crimes. The investigation involved Lincoln County Middle School, Lincoln County High School and Fort Logan High School.

Police released the students to their parents’ custody.

Information from: WKYT-TV,

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