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Local teacher charged with selling drugs
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Former professional wrestler and local teacher Michael Droese has been indicted for selling prescription medication to an undercover agent.Known as Duke the Dumpster in his professional wrestling days with the WWE, Droese has spent eight years with the Warren County School System after moving here following the end of his wrestling career. He was serving as a special education teacher at Centertown at the time of his indictment last week.Droese has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of his criminal case.“We found there was enough evidence to warrant suspension,” said Director of Schools Bobby Cox, noting he along with school attorney Robin Phillips discussed the matter with prosecutors as well as with Droese before arriving at the decision. “Once the criminal case is complete we will go from there and make a determination of his status.”Droese, who has been away from the classroom due to recent medical issues, was named in a sealed indictment handed down by the Warren County grand jury this past Friday.