School drug deal hospitalizes 2

November 5, 2008 8:22:57 AM PST
New Castle County Police say two teens have been hospitalized after taking heart medication bought from a fellow student who told them the pills were prescription painkillers. Police say the 16-year-old Claymont teen sold several heart arythmia pills purported to be Percocet on Monday.

Police learned the Mount Pleasant High School student found the pills at his grandmother's home where his late grandfather used to live.

The juvenile is charged with two counts of assault, reckless endangering and drug charges.

One of the two hospitalized teens is still in the intensive care unit at A.I. Hospital for Children. Both had serious medical complications after paramedics were called to care for a 17-year-old having a drug-induced seizure.

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