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Georgia middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

March 29, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia middle school teacher resigns after arrest in $6 million drug bust

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A Georgia middle school teacher has left her job after she and another woman were taken into custody for their roles in a $6 million drug operation in Hall County.

On Monday, Karla Alvarez’s resignation from her teaching post was accepted by the Hall County Board of Education.

Alvarez, who was also the girl’s soccer team coach was placed on unpaid leave from her teaching position at Chestatee Academy in Gainesville, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia law enforcement officials say the 28-year-old middles school teacher, along with 24-year-old Monica Pascual-Brito, were arrested during a multi-million dollar narcotics raid on March 21st at the residence both women shared with Alvarez’s brother in Oakwood.

Authorities said they recovered 61 kilos of cocaine, one kilo of heroin and two semi-automatic assault rifles during the raid of the home.

“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 after the drug raid.

“The quantity is substantial,” Ward state.  “We have arrested teachers before, but I don’t recall arresting a teacher with this amount of drugs.”

Alvarez, Brito, and one other person now face drugs and arms trafficking charges.


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