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The four Castle Rock Middle School students suspended after methamphetamine was found in a school bathroom have been issued citations.

Billings Police Sgt. Kevin Iffland said a 14-year-old boy was cited with criminal possession of dangerous drugs, a felony. Another 14-year-old boy was cited with criminal possession of dangerous drugs by accountability, also a felony. The second boy allegedly helped conceal the baggies, authorities said.

Two 14-year-old girls were cited with obstructing justice, a misdemeanor, for allegedly flushing evidence down a toilet.

The juveniles will have to appear in Youth Court Services before a hearings officer, who will decide whether the cases should be sent to prosecutors for review and possible formal charges. If the juveniles admit to the offenses, it is possible that the cases could be handled informally in Youth Court Services.

Principal Shaun Harrington sent a letter to parents last week, explaining a boy reportedly hid two bags containing meth behind a mirror in one of the boys bathrooms on campus.

The boy kept the other three bags with him, Harrington said.

When word of the meth reached the school office, Harrington pulled the student out of class. As he did so, the student managed to tuck the three bags he had under the desk.

Once Harrington and the student left the classroom, one of the boy’s friends took the three baggies and hid them in a toilet paper roll in the boys bathroom, Harrington said.

Two more students, described by Harrington as friends of the boy, then entered the bathroom and flushed two of the three bags down the toilet.

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