Drug charge dropped against sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof

Drug charge dropped against sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof
A drug charge was dropped against Morgan Roof, the younger sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, Monday. (Source: WIS)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS/WCSC) - A drug charge against the younger sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was dismissed Monday after the arresting officer failed to appear in court.

Morgan Roof was charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds in March.

The assistant solicitor handling the case said the officer did not show up for court and as a result, the drug charge was dropped. The officer does have the authority to reinstate that charge, the prosecutor said.

The other charges are still pending.

Roof had her first appearance on those charges Monday morning. Her second appearance is scheduled for July 26.

Richland County deputies said the school resource officer at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia was contacted by a school administrator on March 14 about Roof having marijuana, pepper spray and a knife on school grounds. Roof had reportedly had made a post on the social media platform Snapchat that deputies said caused alarm to the student body.

Her brother, Dylann, shot and killed nine parishioners at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in a racially-motivated shooting on June 17, 2015. Roof was convicted on federal charges on Dec. 15, 2016 and sentenced to death in Jan. 11, 2017.

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