Students arrested in Pearland high school drug sting, cop posed as student

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PEARLAND, TX - Maybe you've seen the movie '21 Jump Street,' or the sequel?

Now we bring you the NewsFix cut of '23 Jump Street.'  Kind of.  This is no Hollywood movie plot, even though a similar storyline played out in Pearland.

A cop posed as a student at two different Pearland ISD high schools.  Probably not the shenanigans we saw in the flick, but it did lead to six students' arrests at Pearland High and Dawson High schools, just like in the 'Jump' films.

It was Pearland ISD's idea to initiate the sting.  Between August 2014 and March 2015, an undercover narcotics officer from the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office was placed at each school to scope out illegal drug activity.

Narcotics teams from Pearland Police Department and Brazoria County Sheriffs seized cocaine, marijuana, alprazolam, and tramadol.

Four of the students arrested will be charged as adults, while the other two will be charged as juveniles.  Charges range from delivering marijuana to delivery of a dangerous drug.

Pearland ISD superintendent Dr. John P. Kelly said, "It is critical that we remain proactive, vigilant and intolerant with regard to drug offenses affecting our students."

From the classroom to the courtroom, looks like these students could have a tough lesson to learn.

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