A 16-year-old boy from Providence found some trouble in Barrington early Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, during a routine check of Nayatt School by a police officer.
Patrolman Anthony DeCristofaro spotted two boys on the playground behind the elementary school on Nayatt Road at about 12:47 pm. One of the boys was carrying a black backpack, which seemed suspicious to the officer, said Police Chief John LaCross.
The patrol officer approached the two boys. He smelled the odor of marijuana in the air, said LaCross.
A search of the backpack found some unburned marijuana and a bong used to smoke cannabis and tobacco. The boy was arrested and taken to the police station, where he was charged with possession of marijuana.
The juvenile was released to his parents with a Family Court date later that afternoon.