Florida (!) Elementary School Teacher Arrested For Pushing Marijuana

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Kimberly Hellenburg, a 55-year-old elementary school teacher in Citrus County, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly selling marijuana out of her home.

Hellenburg, a teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, was arrested after deputies say they were able to purchase marijuana from her.

According to reports, the sheriff’s office began investigating illegal drug sales at Hellenburg’s home in Inverness, Florida, several weeks ago. Reports indicate that narcotics detectives were able to purchase large amounts of marijuana from Hellenburg. While searching the residence, police found more than two pounds of marijuana and distribution equipment.

via ABC:

The Citrus County School District said she was employed with the district for the past 29 years and she worked as a physical education teacher. During the investigation, deputies located more than two pounds of marijuana in the home, distribution equipment and at least a half pound of marijuana in her bedroom.

Hellenburg’s son, Brendan Brown, was also arrested in the same home in December of 2017 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after deputies learned he was receiving large amounts of marijuana in the mail from California.

A school district spokesperson says the Superintendent will likely recommend suspending Hellenburg without pay during this investigation.

Hellenburg was charged with two counts of sale of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

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