(Radford, Virginia) In accordance with a plea agreement, elementary school teacher Lori Anne Jarvis pleaded guilty yesterday to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and resigned from her teaching position.
In exchange for her plea, a felony cocaine possession charge was dropped.
At yesterday's hearing in Radford Circuit Court, Jarvis was fined $100 and sentenced to 30 days in jail - suspended - for possession of marijuana.
Jarvis was charged with possessing marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an incident in which a teenage girl suffered an apparent overdose at Jarvis' Radford home. She was later charged with possessing cocaine after materials found in her home were analyzed by a state laboratory.Jarvis also faces a marijuana possession charge in Montgomery County which is due to be adjudicated in August.
There was no evidence Jarvis supplied the girl with drugs, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jason Annis has said. The contributing charge was dropped at a hearing in November.
The girl, who became unconscious after smoking a substance at Jarvis' home, was treated at a hospital and released. Tests showed only marijuana in her system, Annis has said.
Teacher Arrested After Juvenile Overdoses
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(Radford, Virginia) A 43-year-old third-grade teacher at Belle Heth Elementary School, Lori Anne Jarvis, was arrested yesterday for possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Jarvis was charged after an incident Wednesday during which an unnamed juvenile overdosed. The juvenile was taken to the hospital, treated and released.
Jarvis was booked into custody at the NRV Regional Jail with bond set at $5,000.