One woman is defending herself after being apprehended by police. The criminal accusations include drug charges and identity theft. The California school teacher has found herself entangled in a drug bust that may endanger her employment.
A special investigation resulted in one woman being arrested at her apartment on Friday, Aug. 25 after an earlier incident during which authorities searched her house. The 36-year-old was reportedly selling heroin in her neighborhood, and authorities tracked her down. The initial search supposedly revealed that she had methadone and an ID that did not belong to her in her possession. She was not arrested during the first incident, apparently so that the authorities could continue to investigate.
Authorities later arrested her on suspicion of possessing heroin and methadone as well as identity theft. Police say she had a few baggies of suspected heroin in her possession when booked into the correctional facility. It was later revealed that the woman was an elementary school teacher as well as a tutor.
Sadly, charges like this can be devastating to a person's career. Drug charges are particularly damaging when a person wishes to work with esteemed institutions such as private schools with young vulnerable populations. The woman is likely focused on preparing a criminal defense with the assistance of a lawyer. In the United States, a person has the right to an attorney when facing criminal charges and is presumed innocent until -- and only if -- proven guilty in court. An individual in California facing similar criminal charges may choose to enlist the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney for assistance in defending against criminal charges.
Source: NBC Bay Area, "Napa Private School Teacher Arrested on Drug, ID Theft Charges: Police", Aug. 28, 2017