Teacher suspended after being arrested on drug charges

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Officials say a Knox County teacher has been suspended after being arrested on drug charges.

Knox County Schools Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles did not identify the teacher in a statement, but police have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Joshua Ramsey.

Authorities say a tip led them on Sunday to a Bell County hotel room, where they found Ramsey and two other people along with drug paraphernalia, syringes, a digital scale and what is believed to be methamphetamine.

Ramsey was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, and evidence tampering. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

Media outlets report Ramsey teaches math at Knox Central High School in Barbourville.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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