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Teacher arrested dealing heroin at high school

Posted at 10:19 PM, Nov 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 22:19:44-05

SALISBURY, MD (WJLA/CNN) - Maryland police arrested a special education teacher Tuesday for dealing heroin and other drugs.  

The Wicomico Sheriff’s spokesman said teacher Monica Snee was actually turned in by one of her addicted customers.

“He was trying to break off the demons that were controlling him with the heroin and he came to us because he wanted to basically turn in one of his suppliers,” said Lt. Tim Robinson with the Wicomico County Police.

Detectives set up surveillance at Parkside High School and in other locations. They said they were amazed when they saw Snee dealing heroin right in the high school parking lot.

For four weeks, they built a case against the 17-year veteran special ed teacher. When they finally moved in Tuesday they found her car loaded with drugs and cash.

Robinson said there were more than 170 bundles of heroin and more than 300 oxycodone pills.

So far, there is no evidence that Snee, 51, was selling to students or staff at the school.But authorities don’t know for sure that she wasn’t.

“The investigation is still going on, and we’re asking everybody in our community if they get any information to please contact the sheriff’s office,” Robinson said.

The school’s principal said Snee has been placed on administrative leave. The school system is launching its own investigation.

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