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Student arrested after drugs, knife found at East Hall High
Damone Perry

A 17-year-old was found with drugs and a razor knife at East Hall High School on Friday, according to school officials.

Administrators were alerted around 12:45 p.m. that day that a student had narcotics, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Information led them to Damone Perry, according to a news release from the Hall County School District.

Perry’s book bag was searched, and sheriff’s officials reported 19 alprazolam pills, one  hydrocodone pill, two small baggies of marijuana containing less than an ounce and a razor knife were found. Xanax is the brand-name prescription of alprazolam.

Perry was taken into custody by the school resource officer and was charged with possession of a controlled substance and a weapon on school property. He has also been suspended from the school pending a disciplinary tribunal, according to the school system.

He remains in custody with an $8,000 bond.

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