Police: School teacher sold heroin, pills while on break from class

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Tacoma, WA (KCPQ) — A 33-year-old school teacher living in Tacoma faces drug dealing charges after police discovered he allegedly sold heroin and other contraband during school hours, Q13FOX News has learned from police.

The name of suspect and the school he teaches at has not yet been released.

Police began investigating the suspect earlier in the year for selling narcotics. According to Tacoma Police Department Officer Loretta Cool, police stopped him Thursday leaving his home in the 8400 block of Phillips Road SW and arrested him for possible drug possession.

Officers served a warrant to his home and recovered Oxycodone pills and heroin. He allegedly admitted to selling both drugs, even leaving the school he teaches at to sell during his break.

The suspect was adamant he did not sell drugs to his students, police sad.

He was booked into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and possession.