School Bus Driver Faces Drug Charges

Angelynna Young (photo courtesy: Grant County Jail)
Angelynna Young (photo courtesy: Grant County Jail)

The bus driver that was at the wheel of a Grant County bus that crashed injuring several students is behind bars on drug charges.

Police say that 28 year old Angelynna Young faces charges of:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd
  • Possession of Marijuana less than 8 ounces
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

As a part of the investigation into the crash, police say that they obtained a search warrant and searched Young's home and made the discovery.

Judge Stephen Bates has issued a gag order in the case which is making court records unavailable to the public.

The charges are not related to the bus crash which is still under investigation.

The Grant County Schools Superintendent, Donald Martin issued a release regarding the arrest of Young.  In it, he said that the school system is "shocked and saddened" by the developments.

We have just learned of the arrest of Angel Young Howe for possession of a controlled substance.  We are extremely shocked and saddened by this. 
The students and families affected by the January 17 bus accident in the Grant County School district continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  There are literally thousands of people praying for physical and emotional healing.  The tragedy that took place in our community will have lasting effects and will require the efforts of the entire community in the healing and compasionate employees who care deeply about the welfar of our students.  All we can do at this point is to continue prayer, provide support, and carry on with providing a quality education for all of our students.
Any further comments dealing with specifics of the accident, the bus driver, or district and state procedures will be addressed at the appropriate time through the school attorney, Mr. Donald Ruberg. 
Donald W. Martin

Report: FOX19 News