- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say an Alabama high school student was arrested because they feared he would sell drugs wanted as evidence.

Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin tells The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1lZM3BG ) that 18-year-old Tobias Travian Bjorn Mitchell is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and three counts of unlawful distribution of marijuana. He was also charged with possession of marijuana.

Franklin says Mitchell was arrested Wednesday at Hartselle High School after a monthlong investigation into drug sales. He was released from the Morgan County Jail the following day on a $75,000 bond.

Franklin says authorities believe the drugs would not have been with Mitchell if they waited until after he left school.

Mitchell played football and basketball at Hartselle. Mitchell was not expected to remain part of the basketball program.



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