A teacher at Dundee Elementary School in Omaha is facing felony drug charges. Mary Duffy and Stuart Hald were arrested at their home near 60th and Oak.
The police investigation started after Omaha Police received a Crime Stoppers tip. Police searched through a trash bag that was left outside their home. That led to a No Knock Search Warrant earlier this month.Officers located marijuana, narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says both face serious charges. Kleine told WOWT 6 News, "Obviously they’re serious because they’re felonies, number one, the Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana is a 2A Felony, carries up to 20 years and the possession of the Psilocybin, which is the mushrooms, is a Class 4 felony - carries up to two years. So both of those crimes are punishable by time in the penitentiary."
Police report their investigation showed a lot of traffic going in and out of the home.That will likely stop now.
Omaha Public Schools reports Duffy has been on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. They say they are aware of the situation that did not take place on school property and unrelated to the district.
Duffy and Hald have preliminary hearings set for May 31st.
Photo courtesy of WOWT 6 News.