Dutch Fork High School assistant principal arrested on drug charges

Floyd White

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Thursday the arrest of Floyd White, 29, for possession with intent to distribute Marijuana; cocaine; possession of schedule 4 narcotic – Xanax; and possession of schedule 2 controlled substance — Adderall.

Floyd was a Dutch Fork High School assistant principal.

On Tuesday, Richland County narcotics agents received a tip that White was in possession of drugs. As the investigation progressed, agents were able to obtain and execute a search warrant at his residence — on Ashwood Drive — today, Nov. 29 at approximately 11 a.m., where he was subsequently arrested for the drug charges. There is no evidence, at this time, that he was distributing drugs at the school.

Lexington Richland School District Five issued the statement below:

We are aware of the arrest of an assistant principal at Dutch Fork High School and the charge that has been filed against him today. The district is in full cooperation with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

The assistant principal has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of further investigation. We will decline to comment further as this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

As the assistant principal, White was in a position of authority and influence. Sheriff Lott is asking parents to speak with their children about the circumstances surrounding an assistant principal’s arrest and explain the dangers of drugs. This situation brings to light that drugs affect not only the individual but the community.

The Sheriff’s Department would like to highlight that a tip is what led to White’s arrest, because we take all tips seriously. Anyone with information about illegal activity is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 803-576-3000.

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