Assistant Principal Puts The "High" In Sharpstown High
Sharpstown High is mostly known for a scandal awhile back about not counting dropouts, and for being the alma mater of NFL star Joseph Addai.
Oh, and for that assistant principal who had a burgeoning grow-pot-at-home hobby with his wife.
James Earl Street, 46, and his wife Judith, also 46, have turned themselves in and posted bond over charges they had two "growing rooms" of marijuana in their westside home, Donna Hawkins of the DA's office tells Hair Balls.
Neighbors had called in a major water leak at the house on Woodway July 5; the fire department had to force their way because no one was home. They found a bunch of pot growing.
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So why is this news only coming out now?
"Charges were filed on them September 10, and then we had a little visit from our friend Ike," Hawkins says. "They turned themselves in yesterday."
Both face state jail felony charges of possession of marijuana between four ounces and five pounds, which carries a punishment of six months to two years in state jail and a $10,000 fine.
Hawkins says no charges were filed concerning any intent to distribute, which seems to indicate the Streets knew how to party hearty.
HISD issued a short statement saying Street had been reassigned to the central office pending the outcome of the charges.
-- Richard Connelly
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