Southside Student Arrested On Pot, Trafficking Charges

A high school student is in trouble with the law after deputies say they found pot, narcotics and a digital scale on him at school.

Jamel Griffin, a student at Southside High School in Beaufort County is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, trafficking opium or heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say Friday morning they got a call about drugs found on a student at the high school. They seized nine bags of pot, fourteen Hydrocodone pills and the scale.

Bond for the 19-year-old was set at $3,000. Griffin, who has a Grimesland address, is a junior at the high school.

Beaufort County Schools could not say what, if any, disciplinary action was taken against the student.


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  • by H8Liars on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM
    NC Requirements to graduate are 21 units of credit. I am trying to figure out why at 19, he is still in school. Also, if he committed a serious crime like this, he needs to get his GED in jail!!!
  • by Munchy Location: Pitt County on Oct 24, 2011 at 06:15 PM
    Let's run some math on his age. It's possible he'll age out before he can graduate from HS. Nineteen and a Junior. If he has a birthday yet in this school year, becoming 20 years of age, he'll be 21 before his current class graduates.
  • by 2ndstpirate Location: 2nd street on Oct 24, 2011 at 05:50 PM
    Now is the time for the community to stand up and demand action against this individual. We need to set an example that drugs are not tolerated in our schools! This person is nothing but pollution! Just think, he is the only one caught...this is a daily occurrence in our public school systems.
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      by Wake Up 2nd St Pirate on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:27 AM in reply to 2ndstpirate
      Get out from under that rock please. You must be kidding yourself. It is not only the public schools. It is your private school and home schooled as well. Most parents think that their kids would not do such a crime, maybe not but they are tempted most everyday in one way or another. It's out there, so might I suggest that you pinch yourself and wake up from that dreamland you are living in.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 07:09 PM in reply to 2ndstpirate
      If you think this doesnt happen in private schools, then you must be on the same drugs that the student that has been charged was dealing.
  • by fred Location: martin co on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    Poor Wayward youth,,just didn't get his stimulus check!
  • by I's didn't do nutin on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    well offisir, I didn't puts dis stuf in my poket. I don'ts no how it gots ther. Know whut I'm sayin
  • by Dawg Location: ENC on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    First of all I didn't have to open my mouth to type this comment , That must explain your Southside diploma . But that's all that school is a step program to prison . Just a bunch of thugs
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      by Snap Dawg on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:10 PM in reply to Dawg
      I bet you are commenting from behind prison walls?
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      by To Dawg on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:23 PM in reply to Dawg
      Listen here. Apparently your diploma doesn't mean a thing because you can't even use punctuation right. I graduated from Southside High School and I'm PROUD of my diploma. As a matter of fact, I save lives on a daily basis, because I went to college afterwards. Oh and for your information, I've never been to prison. So think before you speak. This kind of illegal activity happens everyday at all schools, and just because it happened at a school, does not make that school a "step program to prison". So in your words, or opinion I must say, you must consider every school a "step program to prison." For you information as well, I am not a thug either. I am a well educated, and independant woman, able to support myself and my loved ones. People like you make me sick for being so judgemental.
  • by cmon legalize it! on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    this kid wouldnt be missing an education if they would legalize the unauthorized sale of hydrocodone! dont let my sarcasm be missed on you.. and btw--a SCALE????? holy cow what was he thinking?? doesnt he have somewhere else to divvy up his baggies? he has to do it in school? what a dope! pun intended!
  • by BW Location: WASHINGTON on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    edna Location: pinetown on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:21 PM Please be quite. Comment on the post where the girl stole the school bus. Let me see what you have to say about that do she drink up all the beer and get free lunch? You people are something else we can see what you are clearly saying we are not dumb.
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      by English on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:17 PM in reply to BW
      Please be quite what?? Quite angry, maybe? You are "obviously not dumb."
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      by what? on Oct 24, 2011 at 07:10 PM in reply to BW
      she got free lunch?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    I just graduated from Southside last year and I knew Jamel and he isn't a bad guy at all. Every school has people that do this, It's really hard for teens to find jobs right now and selling drugs is fast money so what do people expect. Also to Dawg, you shold really shut your mouth disrespecting Southside by saying "Is Southside the one where they built that expensive weight room so little darlings like this could be ready for prison?".
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      by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:57 PM in reply to
      So you are saying this is justified because he could not find a job?????
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      by Dar on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to
      You stated: It's really hard for teens to find jobs right now and selling drugs is fast money so what do people expect." Wow, if I have to tell you the answer then you are no better than the offender.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 at 02:40 PM in reply to
      Seems some people can justify anything these days. Wrong is wrong.
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      by chill on Oct 24, 2011 at 03:46 PM in reply to
      Just because its hard to find a job does not give people a reason to sell drugs. Keep looking for a job.
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      by you never know on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:07 PM in reply to
      you might say he isnt a bad guy, but i have personal experience with people who others think are 'good people' and i know they are NOT. sometimes you would not know. just because someone is polite doesnt make them good or well meaning. what do i expect?? i expect people to not break the law. i expect people to not bring drugs to school to try to sell to my children. i expect perpetrators who violate laws to be punished. if you thought your friend was so good, YOU should 'expect' better of him. please tell him so and encourage him to change his life around. too many 'good' kids doing the wrong things..
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Oct 24, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    Of course he is still in school "Senseless"! How else could he sell drugs to kids? DUH!
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