2002 High School Mock Trial Case: State of SC v. Toni(y) Hampton
Raven Valley High School was well known for their championship soccer team. It seemed that they were invincible and no other team could beat them. They had taken the state title for the last 5 years and 2001 seemed no different. They were playing better than ever and most of the wins were due to the two "star" players; Randi(y) Aiken and Toni(y) Hampton. Randi(y) and Toni(y) were highly competitive both against opponents and with each other. Sometimes that competitiveness spilled over to off the field activities.
In January 2001, the soccer team of Raven Valley High School was staying at the beach for four days while participating in the state tournament. Three students, Randi(y) Aiken, Toni(y) Hampton and Kelly(ey) Greenwood shared a hotel room. On January 25, 2001, the first evening of the trip, Officer Lee Beaufort, the school resource officer traveling with the team, entered the students' hotel room. Upon entering the room, Officer Beaufort found all three students present. Toni(y) was holding a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance and a package of cigarette rolling papers. Both Randi(y) and Kelly(ey) were holding what appeared to be lighted marijuana cigarettes. Officer Beaufort looked at the weed in Toni(y)'s hand, and asked, "Is that marijuana?" Randi(y) admitted it was.
All three were arrested. Randi(y) and Kelly(ey) were charged with possession of marijuana, but since Toni(y) was holding more of the drug, s/he was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, a much more serious offense. Kelly(ey) pled guilty to Simple Possession and was ordered to pay a fine. Also, Kelly(ey) was expelled from school. Randi(y) entered into a plea agreement; however, his/her charges were dismissed in exchange for his/her testimony against Toni(y). Randi(y) was not expelled from school. Toni(y) has pled not guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute and is now on trial.