Monroe Co. 1st grade teacher arrested on drug charges
A Monroe County teacher was arrested on Thursday for drug possession charges.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says Emily Pennington was pulled over for going 25 miles over the speed limit in a school zone, as well as a suspicion of DUI.
Deputies say Pennington was driving 50 mph in a 25 mph school zone.
Warrants say deputies had reason to believe she was under the influence of a narcotic when they pulled her over. As she exited the vehicle, deputies say they noticed Pennington stick her hands into the front of her pants.
When they asked her if she had any drugs in the car or on her person, she said she did not.
After questioning, Pennington removed two hypodermic needles from her waist area and placed them on the hood of the cop car. She admitted to police that she used the needles prior to the traffic stop to ingest Opana pills.
She was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pennington is a first grade teacher at Vonore Elementary School in Monroe County.