In all, 4 students taken to hospital for possible exposure to MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy.

LAKELAND — Two 14-year-old male George Jenkins High School students face felony drug charges after sheriff's officials say one of them shared his drug-laced juice drink with a 15-year-old female student.

A second 15-year-old female student handled the bottle but said she did not ingest the contents.

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives say that on Thursday morning, the 14-year-old Lakeland boy filled a water bottle with juice that contained MDMA, which is commonly known as ecstasy. The detectives say the 15-year-old girl drank the substance knowing that it was drugged. The boy also drank some of the juice.

Both students told deputies they did not know what kind of drug was dissolved in the liquid, which tested positive for MDMA. Both students were taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center. Detectives reported they found a baggie containing 4.5 Alprazolam pills inside the boy's backpack. He does not have a prescription for Alprazolam, which is often used for anxiety and panic disorders or anxiety caused by depression.

The second 14-year-old boy from Lakeland was searched, and inside his backpack was a small baggie with four Alprazolam pills. He told deputies that he and the other boy found the pills along with the crystalline rock in a baggie on the side of the road several days ago and split the pills between them.

That boy was taken to LRHMC, also for possible exposure to MDMA.

The first boy was charged with felony possession of MDMA, possession of MDMA with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of Alprazolam, and a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge. 

The second boy was charged with felony possession of Alprazolam and a misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia.

The Sheriff's Office said that neither student has been disciplined this year at school.

One of the girls was treated and released and the other was being held temporarily for observation at the hospital. One tested positive for amphetamines, and the other girl had no drugs in her system. Neither girl was charged criminally.

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