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Charter school teacher arrested at school

Charter school teacher arrested at school

Teacher arrested

A teacher from Renaissance Charter school has been arrested at school for possession of drug paraphernalia. Port St. Lucie Police arrested Patrick John McLaughlin on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Heroin capsules and needles were found in his possession.

Port St. Lucie Police received an anonymous tip through Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers of potential drug related activity involving a third grade teacher at Renaissance Charter School.  On January 9, 2017, Detectives met with McLaughlin at the  School. They searched McLaughlin’s car, which was parked on campus, and no illegal drugs were found.

The PSL Detectives then searched McLaughlin’s classroom desk and found a used Heroin capsule.  They also found a used Heroin capsule in the trash can under the same desk and two syringes in McLaughlin’s pants pocket.

McLaughlin was subsequently arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail for booking.

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