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Palm Beach County Officials Announce More Kids Arrested in High-School Narc Operation

The Palm Beach State Attorney's Office, the Palm Beach County School District's police chief, along with other law-enforcement officials were proud to announce today that they've arrested more kids.

"Operation D Minus" nabbed 12 students for drug charges this time around, according to the Palm Beach State Attorney's Office.

They didn't announce the details of how they got these kids -- aside from the phrase "undercover operations" -- but you may remember how it went last time.

As comedian Joe Rogan once put it, "Our tax dollars went for a woman to pretend that she was in high school so she could find out who's got the weed."

As part of the operation, a young lady cop went into high schools acting like a student, and instead of contributing to the educational environment, she was hitting kids up for weed. She blended in so well with the kids that she was reportedly asked to a school prom.

That led to the arrest of 30 students, and today, they announced that 12 more students were arrested -- nine at Boynton Beach high, and three at Lake Worth high. Eleven of those kids were taken to juvie, and the other was booked into the regular ol' Palm Beach County Jail. They're still looking for two more students.

The State Attorney's Office also announced that of those 30 students arrested in the first phrase of "Operation D Minus," 24 of them were either convicted or pleaded guilty. The other six cases "remain open."

In another, related operation, "Operation School Daze," the cops made an additional four arrests, except police alleged these people were selling drugs within 1,000 feet of an elementary or middle school. They still have probable cause to arrest an additional 16 people in that operation.

Officials say both investigations will continue.

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