PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) -- A teaching assistant at a Florida elementary school has been arrested after deputies say she exchanged drugs with two teens, one of whom died of a possible overdose.
Pasco County deputies say they arrested 20-year-old Marina Deetz after detectives began an overdose death investigation on Wednesday of an 18-year-old male. According to the sheriff's office, Deetz works at Moon Lake Elementary in New Port Richey.
During that investigation, deputies say a 17-year-old witness told them he and the 18-year-old who died were at Deetz's apartment when she gave them fentanyl. The 17-year-old told deputies that, in return for the fentanyl, he and the 18-year-old shared cocaine with Deetz and gave her $50.
According to an arrest report, the 17-year-old also told deputies Deetz cut the drugs on black dishes from her kitchen and all three snorted it through a blue straw. Deputies noted in the arrest report they later found the black dishes and blue straw in the apartment.