By Chad Nance & Carissa Joines
A 16 year-old Watauga High School student named Kenan Thomas Foxx has been charged with the sale or delivery of schedule II drug. Kenan Foxx is the grandson of NC 5th District Representative Virginia Foxx.
According to the website Blueridge.net, on May 28 at 10:30 a.m., two 16-year olds were arrested at their high school on drug charges. Kenan Thomas Foxx was charged with sale or delivery of schedule II drugs. Additionally, Justin Alan Greer was charged with drug violations of possession of a schedule II drug and conspiracy to sell or deliver a schedule II drug. The teenagers were caught following an investigation into reports of drugs and weapons on school property. Both young men had bonds set at $5000 at the magistrate’s office later that afternoon.
The federal government lists schedule II drugs as cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, hydromorphone (Dilaudid), meperidine (Demerol), oxycodone (OxyContin), fentanyl, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Ritalin.
Blueridge.net reporter Steve Frank wrote that when he contacted the Watauga County School office, Marshall Ashcraft responded, “We are prohibited by law from disclosing information about students alleged to be involved in legal or disciplinary matters.” Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford told Mr. Frank that such charges customarily do not cause the issuance of any release on the arrests.
An internet search, however, confirmed that Kenan is the grandson of Representative Virginia Foxx. Kenan and his sister, Rana, are the children of Foxx’s only child, Theresa Foxx, and her former husband, Turkish businessman Mustafa Özdemir. Why the children no longer use their father’s name is unclear.
CCD attempted to contact Representative Foxx’s office this afternoon and were unable to get a response as of this writing.
Please check back for updates as we are able to obtain them.