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Durham teacher facing drug charges

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A teacher at Durham's Fayetteville Elementary School faces drug charges after police were called to her home.

The Durham Police Department said officers went to the house on Cecil Street last Friday after getting a call about an unknown problem. When they got there, officers reported the smell of marijuana.

Kimberly Jaye Allen, 41, and Darrell D. Thomas, 43, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to sell illegal drugs, and maintaining a dwelling for the sale of drugs.

According to Fayetteville Elementary's website, Allen is a third grade teacher. A spokesperson for Durham County Public Schools said she has been suspended from her job pending the outcome of the case.

She was hired in 1994.

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