Police say he was selling drugs at the school he was supposed to be cleaning up.
23-year-old Kiayer Kenneth Chapman, of Accokeek, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a dangerous controlled substance on school property.
Chapman was working the night shift at North Point High School in Waldorf as a temporary custodian.
A school resource officer got a tip Thursday that he was selling drugs to students after school.
Narcotics investigators from the Charles County Sheriff's Office teamed up with school administrators to investigate and it didn't take long to confirm what they had been told.
Police brought in a K-9 unit to search the suspect's car in the school parking lot, and it instantly gave the signal that there were drugs inside. Officers found a digital scale, cash and two baggies filled with $500 worth of marijuana.
"I've known that janitor. I've seen him around and everything, and he's always very pleasant, so that was a shock to me," student Danielle Poullard says. "It really was. We don't have things like that happen in our school at all."
"I just find it crazy," says tenth grader Jayla Prince. "I didn't think someone would do something like that when they're supposed to be working in the building."
Students at the science, technology and industry high school are hoping his arrest doesn't tarnish their school's reputation.
"We have so much going for us," says Poullard. "It's a great school. I don't think it will do a whole lot."
Chapman is being held at the Charles County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.
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