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Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust

March 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust Monica Pascual Brito (right) and Karla Alvarez (left)

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Middle School teacher arrested in massive drug bust

Deputies in Georgia raided the home of a middle school teacher, confiscating guns and $6 million worth of heroin and cocaine.

Karla Alvarez, 28, a middle school teacher, and two others are facing gun and drug trafficking charges after Thursday’s bust by authorities in Hall County.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Alvarez works as a Spanish teacher at Chestatee Middle School Academy in Gainesville. She also is the girl’s school soccer team coach.

“I’ve worked drugs and gangs for a long time, and it was one of the largest cocaine seizures I’ve seen,” Hall County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Scott Ware said.

Georgia authorities recovered over 61 kilos of cocaine and heroin from the home

Law enforcement officials said detectives carried out a search warrant and discovered 61 kilos of cocaine, one kilo of heroin, firearms, and cash in the residence that Alvarez shared with Monica Pascual Brito and her brother.

Brito was taken into custody along with Alvarez. Ricardo Pascual Brito, 28, is still being sought.

“They got information that there was a substantial amount of heroin and cocaine at the house,” Ware stated, the Gainesville Times reported.

“It just shows you don’t truly know who your neighbors are, you think you know the people you live around and then when you’re not looking they got a side business going on,” local neighborHood resident Paul Thompkins told the Fox affiliate.

The Hall County School District is conducting a probe as a result of the arrest

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