West Memphis Teacher Arrested on Meth Charges While On the Way to School

Image courtesy of the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office
Image courtesy of the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office

APRIL 28, 2006 - Posted at 10:21 a.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Authorities in West Memphis have arrested an elementary school teacher, charging her with carrying methamphetamine to school.  Police say the woman also had a working meth lab at her home.

Police arrested 36-year-old Kellie Stewart Beasley as she returned to Faulk Elementary School around lunchtime.  Police say she had meth in her pocket and two men inside a shed at her home making the illegal substance.

Police say it does not appear Beasley distributed the drug at school.

Beasley was charged yesterday with possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Names of the two men who were arrested were not released.  Beasley resigned from her job.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)