Georgia Middle School Teacher Arrested in $6 Million Drug Raid

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A Georgia middle school teacher is accused of drug trafficking after police raided her home and found $6.2 million worth of cocaine and heroin.

Karla Alvarez, 28, of Oakwood and two others were charged with drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and heroin, Fox News reported.

Alvarez was a Spanish teacher at Chestatee Middle School Academy in Gainesville, where she also coached the girls soccer team, according to Fox News.

“I’ve worked drugs and gangs for a long time and it was one of the larger cocaine seizures I’ve ever seen,” Hall County Sheriff’s Lt. Scott Ware said.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and reportedly found 61 kilos of cocaine, a kilo of heroin, and two semi-automatic assault rifles in Alvarez’s home, which she shared with Monica Pascual Brito, 24, and her 25-year-old brother Ricardo Pascual Brito.

Monica Brito was arrested along with Alvarez, while her brother Ricardo still remains at large and faces the same charges, the Gainesville Times reports.

One parent said she is struggling to answer questions from her children asking why their former teacher is in jail.

“Answering questions tonight on how or why a teacher who taught my kids is now in jail for cocaine and heroin is difficult,” the parent posted on the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “At least the drugs won’t make it to the streets and out in our community.”

The Gainesville Times reports that Alvarez had taught at the school since 2015. The Hall County School District said they are working with authorities and are conducting an internal investigation into Alvarez.