Wayne County High School Student Arrested on Drug Charges Following Sheriff’s Investigation

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Alexander Davalos

Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron announced today that an investigation conducted by deputies Valis Smedley and Tommy Spencer from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of an 18-year-old student from Wayne County High School.

The investigation began after Wayne County Emergency Medical Services responded to a call regarding an unresponsive student at the Wayne County High School ATC Center on March 1, 2024. The student was found in a hallway and received treatment from the school nurse before being transported for further medical attention. Additionally, another student reported feeling sick and sought assistance from the school nurse.

Following interviews with school administration and several students, deputies gathered information indicating that a student from Somerset, KY, had sold a vape pen containing THC (marijuana) on the premises earlier that day. One student admitted to purchasing the vape pen, while another confirmed witnessing the transaction. Two other students admitted to using the same vape pen, with one later reporting feeling unwell but not requiring medical treatment.

As a result of the investigation, Deputy Smedley obtained a Wayne County District Court Complaint Warrant of Arrest for 18-year-old Alexander Davalos of Somerset, KY. Davalos faces charges of unlawful transaction with a minor-2nd degree, a class D felony, and trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), a class A misdemeanor.

Davalos has been placed in custody at the Wayne County Detention Center, where he is being held under a $5,000 bond or 2X property bond.