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824755 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-09-24 02:05:17.0 UTC 2008-09-23T22:05:17.000-04:00 elementary-teacher-arrested-on-drug-charges Published 2008-09-30 20:01:42.0 UTC 2008-09-30T16:01:42.000-04:00 news/publicsafety/crime DTI 43298835 TAMPA — A fourth-grade teacher was arrested Tuesday, accused of possessing marijuana. Wildalynn Harris, 23, was charged after detectives executing a search warrant at 17106 Heart of Palms Drive found her inside an apartment with 16 marijuana plants. Tampa police described the apartment as a small grow house. Inside, they found the plants, 200 grams of marijuana packaged for resale, drug paraphernalia and $6,225 in cash, according to an incident report. Harris was jailed and released after posting $2,000 bail. Police say it was the apartment of Shawn Michael Crane, 24, who described himself in booking records as a server at Bonefish Grill. He was charged with possessing and manufacturing marijuana with intent to sell, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. In the apartment, police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said, detectives found marijuana ashes in an ash tray and a bag of marijuana next to Harris' foot. School officials placed Harris on paid leave after they learned of her arrest. The Hillsborough County School Board will consider her employment at its Oct. 7 meeting. She could be suspended without pay. Harris joined the Hillsborough County school district two years ago, working first at Hunters Green Elementary and, most recently, at Turner Elementary. She came with strong recommendations from former supervisors, including Vanessa Minick, who observed and evaluated her during her teaching internship at the University of South Florida. "She was great with the kids, very thoughtful, a reflective teacher, responsible," said Minick. Linda Cobbe, spokeswoman for Hillsborough County schools, said parents can expect to be notified by letter about the arrest. Rebecca Catalanello, Times staff writer Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime Elementary teacher arrested on drug charges RCATALANELLON Police say she was inside an apartment where they found marijuana growing. TAM Tampa &amp; State dhvr5 dhvr5 Teacher arrested on drug charges Tampa 3 teacherpot092408.2st Teacher arrested on drug charges 2008-09-24 04:00:00.0 UTC 2008-09-24T00:00:00.000-04:00 false templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/09/23/43298835-elementary-teacher-arrested-on-drug-charges StaffArticle news,public safetyPublic Safetynews,public safety,crimeCrimeTAMPA — A fourth-grade teacher was arrested Tuesday, accused of possessing marijuana.Hillsborough,News,Public Safety,CrimeHillsborough,News,Public Safety,Crime<span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">REBECCA CATALANELLO</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times staff writer 2272876 2016-04-12 14:36:50.0 UTC 4 Months Ago students-who-ate-drug-laced-gummy-worms-at-boca-ciega-high-released-from news/publicsafety Two arrested on charges of distributing drug-laced candy at Boca Ciega High StaffArticle 2280151 2016-06-03 13:06:08.0 UTC 3 Months Ago land-olakes-high-assistant-principal-arrested-on-dui-drug-possession news/education/k12 Land O'Lakes High assistant principal arrested on DUI, drug possession charges StaffArticle 2265852 2016-02-18 20:06:00.0 UTC 6 Months Ago hillsborough-authorities-to-release-details-of-drug-and-gun-trafficking news/publicsafety/crime Dozens arrested in Hillsborough County drug and gun investigation StaffArticle <p>TAMPA — A fourth-grade teacher was arrested Tuesday, accused of possessing marijuana.</p> <p>Wildalynn Harris, 23, was charged after detectives executing a search warrant at 17106 Heart of Palms Drive found her inside an apartment with 16 marijuana plants.</p> <p>Tampa police described the apartment as a small grow house. Inside, they found the plants, 200 grams of marijuana packaged for resale, drug paraphernalia and $6,225 in cash, according to an incident report.</p> <p>Harris was jailed and released after posting $2,000 bail. </p> <p>Police say it was the apartment of Shawn Michael Crane, 24, who described himself in booking records as a server at Bonefish Grill. He was charged with possessing and manufacturing marijuana with intent to sell, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. In the apartment, police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said, detectives found marijuana ashes in an ash tray and a bag of marijuana next to Harris' foot.</p> <p>School officials placed Harris on paid leave after they learned of her arrest. The Hillsborough County School Board will consider her employment at its Oct. 7 meeting. She could be suspended without pay.</p> <p>Harris joined the Hillsborough County school district two years ago, working first at Hunters Green Elementary and, most recently, at Turner Elementary. She came with strong recommendations from former supervisors, including Vanessa Minick, who observed and evaluated her during her teaching internship at the University of South Florida.</p> <p>&quot;She was great with the kids, very thoughtful, a reflective teacher, responsible,&quot; said Minick.</p> <p>Linda Cobbe, spokeswoman for Hillsborough County schools, said parents can expect to be notified by letter about the arrest.</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:49:10