A Florida kindergarten teacher has gone from the classroom to a jail cell after cops say she and her boyfriend ran a drug-trafficking and counterfeiting operation out of their apartment.
Ashley Denielle Webb, 24, and boyfriend Curtis Phillip Gallagher, 31, both find themselves in a Brevard County lockup following their arrests Wednesday on felony charges including the trafficking and counterfeiting, as well as possession of counterfeiting tools and other charges.
Webb, a teacher at Westside Elementary in Palm Bay, had hooked up with Gallagher who has a "lengthy criminal history," according to a police statement obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
"We believe Ms. Webb not only had knowledge of his illegal activity, but actively participated in it as well." Palm Bay Sgt. Tim Zander said in the statement.
On Wednesday, the couple's apartment was searched by SWAT members and other officers, who turned up a host of items that would have been quite inappropriate at show and tell.
Cops found "trafficking amounts of Oxycodone, at least $220 in counterfeit bills, mostly twenties, instruments used to produce the counterfeit money including computers, printers and copiers along with other drug related paraphernalia," the statement read.
Police said they "yielded admissions from both suspects."
The school district where Webb teaches was apparently notified of her arrest, but police said her outlaw life didn't interfere with her school duties.
"At this time there is no indication the illegal activity impacted the school environment," Palm Bay officials said in the statement.