Education
12:09 pm
Sat October 6, 2012

Monessen Football Players Face Drugs, Weapons Charges

Three teammates of the Monessen High School football team have been placed in a juvenile detention center after drugs and guns were found in their team lockers.  Monessen police are not identifying the players because they're charged as juveniles.

Police say a 15-year-old has been charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a 16-year-old with illegal weapons possession, and a 17-year-old with possession with intent to deliver heroin, and weapons charges.

Police say they were called to the school after coaches found two handguns and the drugs in the lockers Thursday evening.

Monessen School District superintendent Linda Marcolini said the district was "very distraught over the current alleged situation."

Police Chief Mark Gibson called it "discouraging and disappointing that they would bring any of this onto school property."