Teen in possession of drugs, multiple firearms arrested at THS

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, January 9, 2019

By BRIANA HARRIS / Staff Writer

ALABASTER – An 18-year-old was recently arrested on the campus of Thompson High School after he was found to be in possession of a slew of drugs and three firearms.


On Monday, Jan. 7, an Alabaster City Schools school resource officer contacted the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force in response to a narcotics investigation on the campus of Thompson High School.

Drug enforcement investigators arrived and made contact with Kamau Diandi Greene Jr., 18, who lists an address on Sugar Hill in Alabaster. Greene was found to be in possession of ecstasy, psilocybin mushroom powder, Xanax, drug paraphernalia and a quarter pound of marijuana. Greene was also in possession of three firearms on the school campus, one of which was confirmed stolen, according to authorities.

Greene has been charged with fourth-degree receiving stolen property, carrying a pistol without a license, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The 18-year-old was released from the Shelby County Jail on $13,000 bond on Tuesday, Jan. 8. He is scheduled to appear in Shelby County District Court for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Daniel Crowson on Jan. 18.

According to the task force, this is only the second drug enforcement action on the campus of THS within two years.

“Our community in Alabaster has much to be proud of,” said Capt. Clay Hammac, commander of the SCDETF. “The partnership between school resource officers, teachers, staff and school administration illustrates that our students’ safety and quality of learning is of the highest priority.”