Teen charged with trying to sell pills

A 16-year-old Pelham High School student was arrested Thursday for allegedly planning to sell nearly 20 prescription pills.

Pelham police were called to the school around 12:30 p.m. Thursday by the school’s assistant principal, who turned over the drugs to police, according to a police press release.

The official told officers the school had received a tip that the 16-year-old had the drugs at school, according to the release.

The student was arrested and taken to the police station before being released to his mother, according to the release.

Police have identified the pills as five Adderall and 14 Vyvanse, both drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, according to the release.

Based on the information police have uncovered and the way the pills were packaged, the student will be charged in Salem Family Court with possession of a controlled drug with the intent to distribute, according to the release.