Miami-Dade school security guard arrested on multiple drug charges

Jamie Green, 43, will be fired from Felix Varela Senior High School

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Michelle F. Solomon - Podcast Producer/Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - A school security guard at Felix Varela Senior High School was arrested at his home Monday on multiple drug charges, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Jamie Green, 43, of Miami, was pulled over in his car soon after undercover detectives watched as he sold drugs to a man at a gas station near the Hammocks district campus during school hours.

Authorities were made aware of Green's activity through an anonymous tip, investigators said.

About 1 gram of cocaine and a THC cartridge was found in the center console of his vehicle during the stop.

Police said a search warrant was later obtained for Green's home at 14232 SW 154th Court, where about 790 grams of marijuana were discovered in a drawer next to his bed. About 29.4 grams of cocaine were found in several areas of his room, including hidden in an Invicta watch case, authorities said.

According to the arrest report, inside a safe in his bedroom, investigators found a digital scale with cocaine residue on it, 90 clear blue baggies, and $1,000 in cash. Inside the yellow watch case, there were three baggies containing cocaine, and $230 in cash. Investigators also said they discovered additional baggies of cocaine, and a small brown box on a shelf in the same room containing $660 in cash.

Police said the denominations of cash were consistent with street level narcotics sales.

Green appeared through a closed circuit feed in front of Judge Renatha S. Francis in a Miami courtroom Tuesday as she read the charges: "You are being charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent of cocaine, possession of 29.4 grams of cocaine, and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school convenience store."  

Green also faces charges for possession of marijuana and possession of a THC cartridge. 

Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office

Investigators are still looking into whether Green ever sold drugs to students at the school.

"Miami-Dade County Public Schools expects all employees to exhibit the highest level of professional and personal comportment, whether they are in or out of the school environment," Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokeswoman Jackie Calzadilla said in a statement. "Actions by employees who demonstrate a lack of good moral character will be handled swiftly. As such, the District is moving to immediately terminate his employment."

Calzadilla said Green has worked for the school district for 16 years. 

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