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2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes.

According to court documents Wilmington Police arrested Lori Kirkpatrick, 43, Saturday. She is charged with drug trafficking the prescription narcotic Dilaudid and maintaining vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Wilmington Police say they also arrested Anthony Baxter Lisk, 44, for trafficking Dilaudid.

Kirkpatrick is listed as a second grade teacher on South Topsail Elementary's website. No word yet from the school district about her arrest or employment status.

Kirkpatrick is in jail under $300,000 bond. Lisk's bond is $500,000.

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