Teacher busted at home for drug possession

By Laurie Bernstein - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News spread quickly between students at Marshall Middle School Monday morning, about the arrest of special needs teacher, Carolynn Mitchell.

After working in the school district for eleven years, she now faces possession of cocaine charges -- all stemming from a drug bust at her home on Aaron Drive Sunday.

Columbus Police narcotics officers were the ones who actually made the arrest.

Eric Reynolds was also taken into custody at the same time, charged with trafficking cocaine.

After searching the house, police seized 25 grams of cocaine worth about $2,500 on the street.

Officers also seized a 1985 Pontiac and found even more cocaine inside -- another 13 grams, worth about $1,300.

The school district cannot say what disciplinary actions they are taking against Carolynn Mitchell.

She will be in court Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. for her first hearing.

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