Teacher accused of stealing meds at elementary school

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said a Tabor City woman is charged after taking prescription medication from an elementary school.

Deputies say Jamie Norris Ford, 54, took medication from staff members at Tabor City Elementary School. They did not say what medications were taken and how much was taken, but they say Ford, who is a staff member at the school, let deputies search her car and they found medication that was not prescribed to her.

According to Facebook posts from the school system, Ford is a 5th grade teacher at Tabor City Elementary. Columbus County Schools Superintendent Alan Faulk said as of today, Ford was suspended without pay. Ford has been a teacher in the system for 25 years, Faulk said.

Ford is facing charges including possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule 4 controlled substance and larceny of medication. She was placed in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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