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Teacher arrested on drug charge after home is raided

Updated: Monday, July 28 2014, 07:00 PM EDT


A Sistersville Elementary School teacher is facing drug charged after police raided her home on Wiley Avenue.

Gina Crawford, 33, and her boyfriend Justin Britton, 33, are both charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with the intent to deliver.

According to reports, the search of the residence revealed numerous items consistent with the use and distribution of drugs.

Sistersville Police Chief Benjamin Placer said the arrest was part of a month-long investigation into the alleged use and distribution of controlled substances.

Crawford is the daughter of Tyler County Superintendent Robin Daquilante.

Daquilante released a statement this morning:

"As an educator, I am discouraged and appalled to think that any educator working with children would personally be involved with anything illegal.

"As a parent, I love my daughter and know that she will answer professionally and personally for any action deemed to be illegal.

"The Tyler County Board of Education has a dual role in such cases.

"First, we must take the proper steps to deal with this as a professional personnel matter, including protecting the rights of our employee.

"Secondly, we want to assure the parents and guardians of our students that student safety and well-being is our top priority on a daily basis, as it will be in this case."

Both Crawford and Britton have been released from jail on $10,000 bond.

Teacher arrested on drug charge after home is raided

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