NEW PORT RICHEY — A former employee of a New Port Richey preschool was arrested Tuesday when deputies found almost a kilogram of MDMA they say she was going to sell.
Jennie Lee Bernhardt, 26, was charged with possession of MDMA with intent to distribute after an undercover officer saw a man deliver one kilogram of the drug, commonly known as Molly or ecstasy, to her apartment at 7357 Columns Circle. Joshua Lee Delgado, 25, whose address was reported as the same as Bernhardt's, was charged with possession and trafficking.
Records said Bernhardt and Delgado were seen dividing and packaging some of the drug. The rest was found in a safe in Bernhardt's bedroom when Pasco County deputies came back with a search warrant.
Bernhardt told deputies she was an employee of Storybook Schoolhouse Preschool on Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey. But a school spokeswoman said that although Bernhardt did at one point work there, she was no longer employed.
Bernhardt was being held in the Land O' Lakes jail Wednesday in lieu of $50,000 bail. Delgado was held, too, in lieu of $100,000 bail.