Rittman, Norwayne students participate in mock trial

Rittman and Norwayne students got a glimpse into a real-life drug case through a mock trial Tuesday with the intent on driving home the message actions have consequences, sometimes deadly ones.

The scenario laid out by Wayne County Prosecutor Dan Lutz and witness Donald Hall, director of the Medway Drug Enforcement Agency, was one in which a student was sold and given two pills, believed to be oxycodone, by a friend. The student ended up dying. It was later discovered the pills were not prescription medicine, but actually pure heroin pressed into pill form.

Lutz argued his case before Wayne County Municipal Court Judge Timothy VanSickle. Attorney David Knowlton defended “Mike Jones,” played by Rittman junior Cade Cook.


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