Authorities said Thursday they arrested and charged a McDowell High teen with possessing pot after a random drug search.

Deputy Jason Cook of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office found a 15-year-old male student in possession of marijuana at McDowell High School.

On Friday, Jan. 27, Cook and Sgt. Greg Stevenson and K-9 Jaz, conducted a random drug search in some areas of the school.

Jaz alerted on a backpack in one of the classrooms. A search of the bag turned up a small amount of marijuana.

The case was turned over to juvenile authorities.