Wilson says, “We will charge them” in Vaping Presentation


JASPER, Ga. – District Attorney Alison Sosebee offered her presentation to parents that she has been showing to students this week. As a part of the chat with the superintendent program on September 24, Sosebee and Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig joined in to inform parents about the vaping trend and the school’s responses.

Going through the same presentation as the one she offers the students, the only alterations came when Sheriff Craig added the Drug Task Forces formal response and when Superintendent Dr. Carlton Wilson offered the school systems official reply. Following along the same lines of thought, students and parents should begin expecting full repercussions on possession, use, and sharing of vaping devices as drug paraphernalia when viable instead of being treated like possessing cigarettes.

Sosebee also released information about those who came into contact with a substance that hospitalized five in a warrant on A1 Smoke Shop. The substance, identified as “Panaca,” a synthetic cannabinoid substance that is labeled as a “Schedule I Drug.” Sosebee compared this to Methamphetamine, a “Schedule II Drug.” She went on to note that this identifies synthetic marijuana, like that found in the smoke shop, is comparatively worse than Meth.

Wilson noted that the students have also been told that the consequences of vaping in school is increasing, and additional information from Sheriff Craig noted that criminal charges of this caliber could still involve 15 years in prison in the case of Schedule I Drugs.

As seen in the video, much of the night was spent attempting to inform parents and citizens about the issue, it was noted that the school system is taking a hard stance against the trend. Continuing to point to the fact that some may or may not know what is in the vape devices they use, authorities point to the commonality of hard drugs found across the nation in these devices as reasoning to utilize the full consequences made available in both the school’s code of conduct and criminal law to dissuade students from using these devices.


  1. Simple jack September 26, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Where do these people come from? I want to know so i dont drink the water.

  2. Lori September 27, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Don’t forget to include empty rolling paper ‘tubes’ on that list of drug paraphernalia! Wow. We were looking to buy a home near there to retire in…not anymore. They are nuts. Didn’t the FDA just ‘deem’ e-cigarettes as tobacco products?

  3. Lea September 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    DA = Sosebee, Sheriff = Craig. Who is Wilson? Let’s let drugs be drugs. If a child is not in possession of drugs, it is only legal and just to charge them with possession of a tobacco product for a vape pen. Why on earth would you want to CREATE criminals and ruin a child’s life? It’s got to be $$$. I’m ok with laws that are fair and just, but when a law maker gets heady with power and starts designating vapor, nicotine, caffeine, soda pops, or alcohol as illegal drug possession, then the people must stand up against the those in charge. Expect the backlash.

  4. Mikey B September 28, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Wow Really looking out for the kids here. This means that, while youth caught in possession of tobacco are sentenced to doing community service and a class on the dangers of smoking, youth caught with even a nicotine-free vapor device get the same charges as an adult caught with a crack pipe, up to and including jail time for the second and third offense.

  5. William October 1, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Are they trying to stop all vaping

  6. Kim October 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Parents are buying their kids vapes, the parents should be charged! and you cant charge someone with drug possession if they arent drugs! smh…. Pickens County concentrate on the important problems here!

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