Thursday, August 23, 2007

Police arrest Saks Middle School teacher, husband on drug charges

By Andy Johns
Star Staff Writer

A Saks Middle School teacher and her husband were arrested on drug charges today, after Calhoun County Drug Task Force officers found marijuana plants and a "significant amount" of marijuana on the couple's property near Ohatchee.

Agents arrested Robert Trammell at his home Tuesday and his wife Susan Trammell at the Calhoun County Board of Education Building this morning.

Drug Task Force Commander Richard Smith said the officers saw the marijuana plants outside the Trammell's home on Bucks Drive off of Gilberts Ferry Road near Ohatchee during a helicopter flyover Tuesday.

Once they obtained a search warrant, agents raided the home and found a man inside who was taken into custody and identified as Trammell. When Trammell's wife did not show up for work at Saks Middle School Wednesday, school officials asked her to report to the board of education building Thursday, where she was arrested.

Both are charged with trafficking marijuana, which means there were at least 2.2 pounds of marijuana recovered. Smith said his agents had not weighed the total amount, but said there were about 50 plastics bags--some gallon sized some quart sized—in the house in addition to the plants outside.

Agents confiscated the marijuana and a tractor from the property.

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