|Updated: 1/12/2012 4:16 pm
||Published: 1/12/2012 1:31 pm
MAUMELLE, AR – A Maumelle High School assistant coach has been arrested for drug possession, according to police.
Police arrested 35-year-old Brittany Burns of North Little Rock at 9:20 am Thursday after an investigation resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine and other drugs. Burns was stopped by officers while leaving the Maumelle High School campus. The drugs were found on her person and in her vehicle.
Burns works for the Pulaski County Special School District as a Physical Education Teacher at the Maumelle High School. She is also an assistant coach for the Maumelle High School girls basketball team.
Burns was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance (felony), two counts of possession of a controlled substance (misdemeanor), one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, along with operating a vehicle with expired tags.
The investigation is ongoing.
Pulaski County Special School District statement
“Our goal is to ensure all students, teachers and school officials have a focus on teaching and learning and experience a safe and orderly environment. We will continue to partner with the Maumelle Police Department regarding investigations such as these. Because this is a personnel issue we are limited legally in what we can say and details we can provide.”