A Fayetteville substitute teacher is no longer teaching for the school district, following her methamphetamine arrest in a sting operation last month.
Justine McDuffie was arrested March 12 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released the next day on $3,500 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives with the local drug task force conducted surveillance on McDuffie’s Fayetteville home last month. Officers found methamphetamine on a visitor after the visitor left McDuffie’s home, according to court documents. The visitor told officers the drugs were bought from McDuffie, records show.
Authorities searched McDuffie’s home and found methamphetamine, several prescription substances, scales, a ledger and $475, they said. She admitted she had been selling methamphetamine in the past year to 20 or 30 people, according to court documents.
McDuffie had substitute taught for the school district through a third-party company. She was removed from substitute teaching for the company after her arrest, according to the Fayetteville School District.
Detectives with the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force carried out the operation. The task force is made up of members of various local law enforcement agencies.