Bobby San Jose, an 18-year-old quarterback at Long Beach Wilson High School who had signed a letter of intent to play for UCLA next fall, was arrested Thursday and charged with offering cocaine for sale and with petty theft.
San Jose was one of seven Wilson students arrested as a result of an investigation by an undercover policewoman posing as a student at the school for the last two months. San Jose was held for several hours before being released on bail.
According to the police report, San Jose offered to sell cocaine to the undercover agent and accepted payment but had not delivered the drugs when the arrest was made. No narcotics were found on any of the students at the time of the arrest.
Wilson Principal Jack Dubois said school officials were told about the operation on Wednesday.
The students were called to the school's office at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, given suspension notices, arrested, handcuffed and taken away in squad cars. Police then stopped at nearby Brooks College to arrest two women there and made one more stop to arrest two men who allegedly were supplying the drugs.