The arrest of a Mesa County school teacher is sending shock waves through the community where she taught. Tammie Reed was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and marijuana. Mesa County Sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant for possible stolen goods, but during the search of her home at 709 East Cleveland Avenue in Fruita investigators discovered small baggies, one containing meth and two others containing marijuana.
Reed is currently on paid administrative leave from her job as a 1st grade teacher at Lincoln Orchard Mesa Elementary School. Parents in that community are trying not to judge, but still have a lot of questions.
The school district is not required to perform drug tests on teachers, but officials say other measures are in place to safeguard against criminal behavior.
According to the arrest affidavit Tammie Reed denied the drugs were hers and told authorities they belonged to her boyfriend.
Reed is currently out on bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for October 12th.
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