Tri-State High School Students Arrested

Authorities arrest 16 high school students in drug bust

Officials say a private investigator helped authorities arrest 16 students at a southwest Ohio high school yesterday on charges of selling drugs.

Authorities say the students from Milford High School near Cincinnati are accused of selling marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs. The Milford Exempted Village School District paid an investigator's firm in Dayton 60-thousand dollars for the seven-month investigation.

District spokeswoman Valerie Miller says school officials decided the money was worth it after authorities conducted the bust yesterday. The investigator had posed as a student since August. She became friends with students, but police say she did not use the drugs.

Some students say they agree with the decision to hire the investigator while others questioned if it was legal.