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Alledged drug dealer off streets after Brunswick County teacher arrested

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department say they've taken a major drug dealer off the streets. Detectives say he dealt prescription drugs to a Brunswick County kindergarten teacher. Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputies say they found the teacher in possession of Fentanyl, an extremely powerful opiate. Candice Smith is a kindergarten teacher at Virginia Williamson Elementary in Brunswick County. She was arrested Monday night after detectives say she bought and used Fentanyl from alleged drug dealer, Bryan Knight. "He was taking the medications he was prescribed legally by a doctor, and ultimately diverting them for profit,” said a Brunswick County Vice detective. According to vice narcotic officers, the effect of one patch of Fentanyl is equal to ten bags of heroin. "Because inherently these drugs are getting in the hands of people, they're dying, over-dosing, and getting in the hands of kids. These drugs aren't meant to be taken recreationally." Brunswick County Sheriff's Department says an incident currently under investigation led them to find out Smith was using highly potent opiates. In an interview with detectives, we're told she revealed information about how she got the drugs. That leads to the arrest of Bryan Knight who is now charged with 14 counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance. Detectives say the fact Smith is a kindergarten teacher will not affect the investigation. "It reinforces my point that whoever you are, if you break these laws you will be arrested." Smith has been suspended from her position with Brunswick County schools while the investigation continues.

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Everyone makes a mistake.

Everyone makes a mistake. Candice keep God in your life, and this too will pass.

Concerned

Last month the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the random drug screening of teachers was unconstitutional. It distinguished teachers from other safety professionals such as law enforcement and air traffic controllers. I guess the safety of our children didn’t factor in their decision.

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They are! They're subjected to random drug testing at any time. Plus it is in their contracts that they shouldn't have conduct unbecoming a teacher, a Brunswick County employee - etc.

I'm thinking of you.

Candice, My prayers are with you. You have always been kind to me and treated me with respect. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.

This is why teachers should

This is why teachers should be drug screened. Who would want their children being taught by someone who is high on drugs?........anyone?

So Sad

BCS did pass a policy in the last couple of years to randomly drug screen teachers. Apparently they are screening the wrong ones...