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Two Amity Students Arrested on Drug Charges

Woodbridge police say school security observed a drug transaction on school grounds.


Two Amity High School students — a 17-year-old and and an 18-year-old — were arrested in relation to an alleged drug transaction on school grounds.

In a report released late last week, Woodbridge Police said the arrests stem from an incident that took place at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 11, when school security observed two students acting suspicious. "Both students were stopped and one was found to be in possession of prescription narcotics, which he had just purchased from the other student," police said.

The 17-year-old, whose named was not released, was charged with possession of narcotics and was scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Jan. 25.

The 18-year-old, Christopher Malerba of Bethany, was arrested on Jan. 30 on an outstanding warrant charging him with sale of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. During the alleged transaction, Malerba was found to be in possession of a marijuana smoking pipe, police said.

He was released on a $500 bond and was scheduled to appear in New Haven Superior Court on Feb. 8.

Mara Dalrymple February 14, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Here's the link http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/connecticut/rankings I hope all the Amity HS and Middle school parents come to the next school board meeting by the bus loads. You need to demand for better. Ask why are you paying all these taxes, ask why is Amity loosing kids to private schools with worst academics than Amity. Academic curriculum needs to improve and the kids will improve, somebody's asleep at the wheel Mr Brady.
Sarah J February 14, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Seth - Follow the money - Really, Fairfield County?? Dig a bit deeper there buddy...follow the money...there is a reason they always get the positive ink....another person blinded by money....
John Delvecchio February 14, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Seth??? move away....find a happier place for you
Mara Dalrymple February 14, 2013 at 01:16 PM
John, my two kids went through the Amity HS successfully and are all grown in their 30s doing well thank you. This is the stubbornness the district has now. There is always room for improvement. Excellent schools means higher property values, quality of life and LESS arrests of students. In a nutshell, it starts at school. To you Sarah, you need to carefully look at the link for the US news best schools in CT. Three of those schools in the top 10 are located in Hartford, with a median household waaaay less than Amity. Money is not the issue, in fact that is so very far from the fact, again we cannot sugar coat it.Intervention with the police is soooo very wrong from school officials, it just shows their disconnection with student and parents.
Rocky February 14, 2013 at 04:33 PM
If they don't call the Police, who should they call? The parents who can't discipline their own kids?

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