Father of Rock Hill girl who took pot to school arrested

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMarch 12, 2014 

Calvin Wayne Harris

— The father of a Rock Hill girl who took marijuana to an elementary school last week was arrested on Tuesday, police say.

Last Friday, police were sent to Ebenezer Avenue Elementary School after a boy was found with a plastic baggie of marijuana, according to a Rock Hill police report. The boy, 10, told police he got the drugs from a female student who brought it to their bus stop and tried to exchange the bag for money. When the boy told her he didn’t have any money for the drugs, the girl refused to take the drugs back.

The boy told police the two had talked about pot a day earlier on the school bus, the report states. The 11-year-old girl told police she took the pot from her father, who kept it in a jar next to the couch at their home on Cedar Grove Lane, off Cherry Road.

That same day, officers went to the house and spoke with Calvin Wayne Harris, 56, who allowed police to search his house, according to police documents. Harris picked up a jar beside the couch and gave it to the officer, who noticed three plastic baggies inside. Police found pot in two of the baggies, but the third was empty. There was also a “yellow slice of fruit” inside the jar.

Police issued warrants on Harris, charging him with unlawful neglect of a child and possession of marijuana, the report states. He was arrested and booked Tuesday at the York County Detention Center, where he remains held on a $20,000 bond.

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