An 18-year-old Terra Nova High School student stands trial today at the San Mateo County Superior Court facing drug-related charges for allegedly selling marijuana on the school campus.
Lucas Martin Hanzlik, a Pacifica resident, admitted to school officials and police last February that he sells pot to students at the school after Terra Nova dean of students discovered 14 individually wrapped marijuana edibles in Hanzlik's locker, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The dean first noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from Hanzlik's locker, and asked Hanzlik to open the locker of which he consented, said prosecutors. Hanzlik later told the vice principal and police that he deals marijuana to students on campus.
He's been charged with one count of Health and Safety Code 11359 felony possession of marijuana for sale and faces a maximum of three years in state prison, said Wagstaffe.
"But with no record, prison would not be considered," he added. "He is eligible for probation and no jail, and could be sentenced to public service. All depends on how the judge views it after hearing the case."
The trial is estimated to last four days.
Hanzlik is out of custody on $20,000 bail bond.