TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Four teens were arrested and are facing misdemeanor and felony charges after police say they were involved with selling or possessing hydrocodone and oxycodone at Trumansburg High School.

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The teens — who have not been named — are 14, 15, 16 and 18-years-old. They are among eight students who were initially suspended from the high school as police conducted an investigation into the drug sales, which were reported by another student.

Police said the teens stole the pills from family members and sold them for $4 a pill or gave them away. During the weeks-long investigation, officials said two teens were initially too influenced by drug use to be interviewed. Officials seized several pills, cash and say the teens flushed pills down a toilet when officials began investigating drug activity at the high school on Feb. 1.

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The 14-year-old male was charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance. The male 15-year-old is charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. The 16-year-old is charged with misdemeanor criminal sale of a controlled substance. And the 18-year-old is charged with criminal sale of an imitation control substance and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a minor.

Police said seven students were given”very significant” suspensions from the high school.

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Jolene Almendarez

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