Meskwaki football player charged with marijuana possession

A 17-year-old Meskwaki Settlement School football player was charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after school staff smelled marijuana in the locker room at Moravia schools Friday night.

The charges came from the Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office, who were called to the school at 10:22 p.m. Friday night. Meskwaki had traveled to Moravia and won a road football game, 58-6, that night.

A glass pipe was seized with 1 gram of marijuana, according to the report from the sheriff’s office.

Meskwaki School Superintendent Jill Herink confirmed the report and said the student’s name will not be released. She didn’t want to comment on any disciplinary action.

“This was an unfortunate event that we take seriously and we will continue to follow up and complete a full investigation of the incident,” Herink said.

Herink said Moravia school officials contacted her after the incident as she was not on site.

“We appreciated their immediate action,” Herink said.

Herink also did not want to comment about the supervision of the student during the time of the alleged incident.

“Regrettably, this incident clouded a well-earned victory but we will seek to use this as a learning opportunity,” Herink said.