Drug Charges: Most teachers are committed to the well-being of their students. In fact, many put in extra hours to help tutor their students to help them be successful in school. However, police claim that a social studies teacher in Georgia was actually allowing teenagers to come to her house to smoke marijuana instead of receiving tutoring.
Police claim that they became suspicious after receiving several reports about multiple teenagers coming in and out of the house. They say that when they arrived at the house, they found what they described as evidence of marijuana use as well as the drug. Both the teacher and her husband have been arrested.
Officials say that they believe that the woman allowed teenagers to use the drug in her house. She has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession, among other charges. At this time, it is unclear how the police determined that the teenagers were actually ingesting the drug or if they had a search warrant that led to the alleged discovery of the drugs.
People in this country are protected from illegal searches and seizures. While the presence of several teenagers may seem suspicious, they could just have easily been meeting for a club rather than marijuana usage. An attorney with experience with criminal charges could likely look at the evidence to assess whether it was obtained unlawfully and to identify other issues for potential legal challenges. If so, he or she could move to exclude specified evidence at trial. As in all criminal cases, this Georgia woman and her husband are presumed not guilty until — and only if — prosecutors are able to provide sufficient credible evidence to prove otherwise.
Source: myfoxatlanta.com, “Teacher arrested on drug charges“, Denise Dillon, Dec. 24, 2014
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