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South Pointe QB out on bail after drug arrest at school

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Davonta Blake (York County Sheriff's Office) Davonta Blake (York County Sheriff's Office)
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) -

A star Rock Hill high School quarterback is facing six felony drug charges after he was caught selling marijuana on school property.

The arrest comes days before the high school plays one of its biggest rivals.

South Pointe High School quarterback Davonta Blake is used to making big plays on the field, but it's one off the field move that has him in trouble with the law.

Police arrested Blake Tuesday afternoon on the high school's campus after school resource officers found another student with pot on them.

That student told officers Blake sold them the marijuana.

School administrators searched Blake and found a prescription pill bottle with seven wrapped packages of marijuana in it.

Police say more weed was found at Blake's home on Mays Court. A Mason jar with 12 wrapped packages of marijuana was found in his bedroom

The 17-year-old faces a laundry list of felony drug charges.

"If he maxed out on each charge, it's probably going to be up around 60 to 100 years," said Rock Hill Police Captain Mark Bollinger.

WBTV reached out to school officials who say Blake is suspended and won't play this Friday against the number one high school football team in the state.

Leaders of one York County organization dedicated to teen drug prevention say this case is not only a wakeup call to students but parents as well.

"Parents should make kids know what the laws are and also know what the consequences are if they don't abide by the law," said York County's All on Board Coalition Executive Director Bob Norwood.

York County's All on Board Coalition was created after a York County high school student lost their life 10 years ago after drinking and driving.

Norwood says students should think about the consequences of their actions before they find themselves in a situation like Blake.

"One bad decision can affect a lot of things. It can affect scholarships, academics, future plans, resumes and everything else," said Norwood.

Bond was set for Blake at $30,000 Wednesday morning. He has since bailed out of jail.

Blake is charged with distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and four other drug-related charges.

 

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