Monica Gray, Student, Arrested For Bringing 10 Balloons Of Heroin To School, Shooting Up In Bathroom

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Fairfield County Sheriff's Office
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office

Monica A. Gray, an 18-year-old student at Fairfield Career Center in Lancaster, Ohio, was arrested this week after she brought 10 balloons of heroin to school and allegedly shot up in the bathroom, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports.

According to the paper, school officials called the sheriff's office after a report that Gray was putting a needle into her arm in the bathroom.

WBNS says Gray was charged with aggravated possession of drugs and aggravated trafficking in drugs after authorities found her needles and balloons, as well as a handgun she confessed to having in her glove compartment.

"We hate that it happened. We feel terrible when these things happen to a student," superintendent Bonnie Hopkins told the Lancaster Eagle Gazette in a separate report.

Hopkins said Gray was never a threat at the school and was all set to graduate.

With her preliminary hearing set for May 16, Hopkins told the paper she hopes the best for Gray.

"She was doing well at school," Hopkins told the Lancaster Eagle Gazette. "So I'm hoping that Monica will get the help she needs."

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