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Teacher indicted on felony drug charge
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A teacher who was busted buying drugs from an undercover officer at school has been indicted on a felony drug charge.
The teacher, Jason Paul Moore, was indicted by the Warren County grand jury on the charge of possession of Percocet. He will be arraigned later this month.
Moore, who has been with the school system since 2009, was arrested at Hickory Creek Elementary in April minutes after he allegedly bought $225 worth of Percocet from sheriff’s investigator Aaron Roberts in the parking lot of the school.
The undercover sting was set up after lawmen received numerous complaints of drugs being bought and used by employees at the school. Two other employees, Jordan Underhill, who was a three-year employee at Hickory Creek, and Lisa Miller, a math interventionist who is an employee of 13 years, were placed on unpaid administrative leave after the drug bust.
According to Director of Schools Bobby Cox, Underhill is no longer employed by the school system. Meanwhile both Moore and Miller remain on unpaid leave pending the completion of the investigation.
Cox did not give a time frame on when the investigation will be completely done and a decision made as to their employment status. Neither Miller nor Underhill were named in any indictments rendered by the grand jury that indicted Moore and neither has been charged with any crime.
“If they are exonerated then they will be returned to their duties and given back pay,” Cox said when the group was first suspended last school year.
Moore is free on bond awaiting his day in court.