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Fayetteville student charged with drug possession

Posted May 26, 2009

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies have charged a student at E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville with possession of drugs on campus.

Kenneth Jerome Hobbs, 16, of 509 Andover Road, was taken in to custody Tuesday at about 3:30 p.m.

Investigators say the school’s principal received a report that items were being stolen from a locker room. When he went to investigate, Hobbs was observed in the area and was searched. Four bags of marijuana and $64 were found in his possession, deputies said.

Hobbs was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. He was being processed in the Cumberland County Detention Tuesday afternoon.


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  • Caveman93 May 27, 2009

    OMG a student with W33d!? Who would have ever heard of such a thing!?

  • mentalgoose May 27, 2009

    when are people going to learn that you never keep drugs separated in multiple bags. that's a sure way to get slapped with "intent to distribute". keep it all in one bag, claim personal use, and get slapped with a lesser charge.

  • BuglessDuster May 27, 2009

    Selling pot in school isn't a good idea. Sure, if he was over 21 and only had a small amount for personal use then that's different, but you have to keep that stuff out of schools.

  • miked6500 May 27, 2009

    When are we going to stop arresting people and ruining lives over harmless pot.