CITRUS HEIGHTS (CBS13) — Citrus Heights police arrested a minor accused of selling a new street drug called “Paint,” a pill with psychedelic effects and known to be highly addictive, at a local high school.
The arrest was announced Friday and police said the minor’s identity is not being released due to their age. Details on where and when the minor was arrested were also not released.READ MORE: Interstate 80 In Fairfield Reopened Sunday
According to the Citrus Heights Police Department, they were notified Tuesday by Mesa Verde High School officials that a student had sold the pill to several other students. The drug is said to sell for only $5 for a pill.READ MORE: Lab Experts Criticize State’s Response To Risk Of 'Serious Injury, Harm or Death' At CA COVID Testing Lab
Citrus Heights police said it encourages parents to talk with their children about the dangers of unknown substances.
Paint is described as a clear pill capsule with red/brown dust.MORE NEWS: Nevada, California Governors Plan A Fix For I-15 Congestion
Investigators said the drug has already been sent to a crime lab to determine the exact contents of the pill.