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Teacher Arrested After Delivering Drugs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)

A second-grade teacher in west Florida has been arrested for possessing heroin and crack cocaine and delivering them to undercover deputies.

Authorities say 27-year-old Valerie Elaine Sabarese of Ruskin was arrested Friday afternoon as she left Summerfield Crossings Elementary School in Riverview. Hillsborough County Sheriff's detectives began investigating Sabarese earlier this month when
they say she sold .3 grams of heroin and .3 grams of crack cocaine
to detectives for cash at a convenience store.

A Hillsborough County schools spokesman says she will be sent a letter telling her not to return to the school, and likely be suspended pending further school board action. She did not immediately have an attorney.


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