IPS student arrested for cocaine possession

File photo of crack cocaine

A 16-year-old Coleman Academy student is in trouble after Indianapolis Public Schools Police say they arrested him for crack cocaine possession.

Police say the student tried to go to school with 15 small baggies of crack cocaine worth about $300.

The school has a policy of searching any student who arrives late. That's when the drugs were discovered in the student's coat. The student was arrested.

According to police, the drugs appeared to be packaged for sale.

The student was taken to the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center where he faces charges of cocaine possession and dealing cocaine, according to John T. Althardt, Director School and Community Relations Indianapolis Public Schools.