JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WQAD) -- The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says Valerie Lee Prince, a first-grade teacher at Jacksonville Heights Elementary School in Jacksonville, Fla., was in contact with an undercover officer.
An audio recording the sheriff's office shows a woman talking to an officer about buying an $85 “eight ball” (an eighth of an ounce) of methamphetamine.
The woman on the recording tells the undercover officer he can come to the school before students arrive at 8:30 a.m., or during her lunch break at 11 a.m. The Clay County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as Prince.
The teacher intended to leave the classroom of first-graders to buy the narcotics, use some and save the rest for her boyfriend, said Clay County Lt. Domenic Paniccia.
Deputies arrested Prince after school, Hall said. Prince was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Prince admitted she used methamphetamine 10 times within the last five to six months, according to the sheriff's office.