Re­cent high school grad fac­ing drug charges

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Mar­ian Den­nis mden­nis@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @Mar­i­anDen­nis1 on Twit­ter

BOY­ER­TOWN » Po­lice have ar­rested a re­cent Boy­er­town Area High School grad­u­ate after he al­legedly sold drugs to other stu­dents.

Rakhi Tyree Allen-Sims, 19, of Pottstown, has been charged after po­lice say they were called to the school to in­ves­ti­gate pos­si­ble drugdeal­ing.

Po­lice said in an af­fi­davit of prob­a­ble cause that they were called to the high school on April 26 for a re­port of drug sales. They re­ceived an in­ci­dent re­port from the school re­source of­fi­cer that a male stu­dent, iden­ti­fied as Allen-Sims, sold Xanax to a fe­male stu­dent. Dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice said another stu­dent came to the se­cu­rity of­fice to re­port that Al­lenSims had asked him if he wanted to buy Xanax, a pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion used to treat anx­i­ety and panic disor­ders.

Allen-Sims was then es­corted to the se­cu­rity of­fice where he was searched and found to be in pos­ses­sion of a plas­tic bag with eight Xanax bars and 17 bro­ken pieces of Xanax. The items were found in Allen-Sims’ draw­string bag that he used for school fold­ers, po­lice said.

Allen-Sims then ad­mit­ted to ask­ing stu­dents if they wanted to buy Xanax and pro­vided a writ­ten state­ment in­di­cat­ing that he sold three bars of Xanax to a fe­male stu­dent for $15.

Court records in­di­cate that Allen-Sims was charged in re­la­tion to the Xanax in­ci­dent on July 17. He was taken into cus­tody on sep­a­rate charges re­lated to pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana on Aug. 22.

He is await­ing a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing re­lated to both cases on Aug. 30 be­fore District Judge Michael Hart­man. He was un­able to post the set $40,000 bail and is be­ing held at Berks County Prison.

Rakhi Tyree Allen-Sims

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