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22 high school students arrested in Riverside County undercover drug sting

Courtesy Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Department

An undercover investigation by deputies posing as students led to the arrest of 22 high school students at three Southern California high schools. They are accused of drug dealing on campus.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the Tuesday morning arrests took place at Temecula Valley High School, Chaparral High School and Rancho Vista Continuation High School, all of which are in Temecula.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies posing as students began identifying campus drug dealers during an investigation spanning a couple of months.

Deputies seized marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin, LSD and illegal prescription drugs.

Two adults from Temecula were also arrested and accused of child endangerment. The juveniles were ultimately transported to Juvenile Hall.