Confused about how to divide “kilos” of cocaine into ounces for sale, two teens from a Saanich private school turned to their math teacher for help, provincial court heard Monday.
An 18-year-old woman testified that a classmate — when they were both Grade 11 students at St. Margaret’s School for girls — returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with a large quantity of cocaine which she intended to sell.
But the two girls, who cannot be named because they were under age 18 at the time of the alleged incident, were unsure of its value since neither knew how many ounces there are in a kilogram.
“She asked me and I didn’t know. We were in math class so the teacher would know. So I asked,” said the testifying student.
Police, who seized the cocaine from a school locker, said it was in two “bricks” weighing 0.468 and 0.506 kilograms. No word yet on how many ounces that is.