A teacher at a private elementary school in Vallejo, California, was arrested on Friday for allegedly dealing heroin and methadone.
KRON 4 reports that 36-year-old Delicia Gomez, of Napa, was arrested at her home on outstanding warrants of possession of illegal pain pills and identity theft. While searching the teacher’s Napa home, police reportedly found methadone and a California driver’s license that belonged to someone else.
Authorities searched Gomez’s home after they caught the teacher allegedly selling drugs on August 10. At the time, police didn’t arrest her. Instead, the Napa Special Investigations Bureau investigated the incident in an attempt to uncover additional evidence.
“As they continued their investigation, NSIB detectives recovered additional evidence outlining Gomez’ involvement in drug sales,” police announced in a press release.
“NSIB presented their investigation to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office, who issued a complaint and requested an arrest warrant from the court alleging possession of a controlled substance for sale in violation of H&S 11351, possession of drug paraphernalia in violation of H&S 11364, and identity theft in violation of PC 530.5(c)(1).”
While being booked, an officer located three concealed bags on Gomez, that appeared have heroin inside. Gomez is being held at the Napa County Department of Corrections on a $53,000 bail.
Gomez also tutored children part-time at a learning center in Napa. Both schools were notified of her arrest but it’s still unclear what disciplinary actions her employers will take.
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[Feature Photo: Napa County Department of Corrections]