Leon County teacher arrested on drug charges

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 10, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A second grade teacher at Chaires Elementary is facing drug charges.

Harry Coombs, 61, was arrested Friday on drug possession and narcotic equipment possession.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department's arrest report, an officer pulled over Coombs' pickup along Apalachee Parkway because its tag light was out.

Police say a search of the truck found two baggies containing methamphetamine. The arrest report says Coombs admitted occasionally using meth and said he had used it earlier in the day. However, he claimed the drugs in the truck were not his.

Leon County Schools sent the following statement to WCTV:

"We have been made aware of the arrest of a Chaires Elementary teacher. The individual has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation and final disposition of the legal case."

Coombs was released on a $2,500 bond Saturday morning around 6:47 a.m.

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