Hard-Working Teacher With Two Jobs Arrested For Trafficking Meth

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Texas County Sheriff’s Department

Melissa Abla, a 37-year-middle school teacher in Kansas, has been arrested for allegedly trafficking meth. Abla was a teacher at Seymour Rogers Middle School in Liberal, Oklahoma.

According to reports, Abla and another man — 49-year-old Everett Tomlinson — were arrested on Tuesday, November 20, after authorities executed a search warrant of their Tyrone, Oklahoma home.

Both Abla and Tomlinson have since been charged with six crimes: aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school or park, conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking of methamphetamine within 2,000 feet of a school or park, possession of a controlled dangerous substance without a tax stamp, maintaining place for keeping / selling a controlled substance, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Upon searching her residence, police found over 1065 grams of methamphetamine. She was taken into police custody and her bond was set at $250,000.

Additionally, court records indicate that when officers entered the home, they noticed Tomlinson’s apparent concern about the situation and stated to him that it appeared they had “picked a good day”, to which Tomlinson allegedly replied, “Sir, any day would probably be a good day for you to be here.”

via KCSB News:

Upon entering the home, an agent located two loaded handguns, a Glock model 19 9mm pistol and a Hy Hunter 25 caliber pistol, on the couch where Tomlinson had been seated. Tomlinson was advised of his rights and agreed to speak to agents.

Agents found a Crown Royal bag and other smaller bags of methamphetamine, weighing in at approximated 990.7 grams. Agents were directed to two more firearms in a safe inside the residence; a Bryco Arms 9mm pistol and a Markov 9mm pistol. A “one size fits most” style pistol holder was also located, indicating that one or more of the firearms had been or could have been carried on someone’s person.

A search of the remainder of the residence yield another 12.64 grams of methamphetamine in one area, and another 63 grams in another Crown Royal bag on the couch, along with two sets of digital scales and a large number of new, unused small plastic bags.

At this time, it is not clear where Abla or Tomlinson are being held, if at all.

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