Philly school food worker charged with selling pot to pupils

The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say they’ve charged a high school food service worker with selling pot to pupils inside the school.


Philadelphia School District officials alerted police last week and investigators reviewed surveillance video showing 31-year-old Robert Lumpkin meeting with students and going in and out of a student restroom at George Washington High School.

Police arrested Lumpkin on Wednesday but didn’t release his name until they charge him Thursday with possessing marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to deliver.

Police say they stopped Lumpkin’s car and found $280 worth of marijuana inside.

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Lumpkin remained jailed Friday and has applied for a public defender.

School district officials say Lumpkin has been suspended without pay and could be fired if the charges against him are successfully prosecuted.