The Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force has arrested an 18 year old Skyview High School student as part of an investigation into the trafficking of marijuana and ecstasy to local students.
The drug task force was notified by Skyview High School officials that an 18 year old student, identified as Trevor Jay Thomas, a senior at Skyview High School, was trafficking marijuana and ecstasy to other students. The drug trafficking was alleged to be taking place at Thomas' residence.
On Wednesday, May 15th, task force detectives arranged to purchase marijuana and ecstasy from Thomas. While under surveillance, Thomas drove from his residence to the Fred Meyer shopping center at 800 NE Tenney Road to deliver the drugs. He was taken into custody by task force detectives in the parking lot of the shopping center. Marijuana and ecstasy was subsequently located in his car, a 2006 Mercedes Benz C230.
Shortly after Thomas' arrest, task force detectives executed a search warrant at his residence located at 15215 NW 21st Ave. During this search, evidence of drug trafficking was recovered including additional amounts of marijuana, ecstasy, materials to package ecstasy, and approximately $12,000 in cash which is believed to be proceeds from drug sales.
"In addition to the drug evidence, we also recovered records detailing prior drug transactions with a variety of individuals," said task force commander Mike Cooke. "We will provide those records to the school resource officer assigned to Skyview High School so that any ongoing issues with specific students can be addressed."
"Most everyone knows what marijuana is, however many parents don't understand what ecstasy is," said Commander Cooke. "Ecstasy, or MDMA, is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that often contains other substances such as methamphetamine."
Thomas was booked at the Clark County Jail on one count of delivery of a controlled substance. It's anticipated that additional charges will be filed against Thomas based on evidence found at his residence.