One dozen Exeter High students were arrested on campus Wednesday on suspicion of selling illegal drugs to an undercover officer following an eight-month investigation.
The students are likely to face charges of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance for sale, conspiracy and accessory to a crime, according to the Exeter Police Department.
A young-looking police officer who recently finished police academy training enrolled as a student and started attending classes, said Exeter City Manager Randy Groom.
"He blended in and did his job very methodically," Groom said.
Over the eight-month period, the undercover officer made several purchases of marijuana, cocaine, prescription drugs and other narcotics, the police department said.