West Craven football player facing gun, drug charges after lockdown drill

File photo of West Craven High School.

VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) – A West Craven High School football player was arrested Wednesday after drugs and a weapon was discovered during a lockdown drill conducted at the school.

Jonquez Green, 16, was charged with felony maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of keeping and selling a controlled substance (marijuana), felony possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana on school grounds, and felony possession of a gun on educational property.

Another student was also charged with marijuana possession, but their name is not being released due to their age.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Department and K-9 officers led by the New Bern Police Department conducted the drill.

The weapon and drugs were found in a vehicle on the school’s campus.

According to release by Craven County Schools, the lockdown drill is part of an effort to maintain a safe and inviting school environment.

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