Louisville man accused of selling PRP High School students 'edible' drugs that sent them to the hospital
Police say one of the students who ate the drugs Ira Porter sold had an elevated heart rate and was "acting erratic."
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say two students at an area high school were hospitalized after they purchased some form of edible drug -- and now the man who allegedly sold it to them is facing charges.
According to an arrest report, an officer with the Louisville Metro Police Department was sent to Pleasure Ridge Park High School at 5901 Greenwood Road, near Columbine Drive, just before 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, after someone reported that a student had overdosed at that location.
In fact, police say two students had to be hospitalized.
According to the arrest report, 18-year-old Ira Porter was found with three individually packed samples of "edible unidentified drugs." Police say Porter sold drugs to the students.
Both of those students were taken to the hospital. Police say one of the students who ate the drugs Porter sold had an elevated heart rate and was "acting erratic."
Porter allegedly admitted to selling the drugs to the students, but claimed that the edible drugs contained nothing more than marijuana.
Police say the officer believed that, "based on training and experience, that they contained more than marijuana because of the victims' reaction to the drugs."
Porter was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment.
He will also face discipline per Jefferson County Public Schools protocol, according to a letter sent to PRP parents by Principal Kim Salyer.
"Please be assured that our number one priority is the safety and security of our students, staff and school, and we work diligently to ensure a positive and safe academic climate," Salyer wrote in the letter. "We will continue to take every necessary step to ensure the safety of your child."
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