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article imagePrincipal and athletic director busted on drug charges

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By Gar Swaffar     Jun 16, 2012 in Crime
Kissimmee - One elementary principal and a high school athletic director have been charged with dealing drugs. Both run the risk of losing their jobs, if found guilty.
The principal of Partin Settlement Elementary School, David Ryan Groover, was charged with possessing methamphetamine and GHB and subsequently arrested on Friday last. The principal of the Kissimmee, Florida school was caught in a sting operation after he provided the drugs to an undercover agent of the Sheriff's office. A search of Groover's home turned up quantities of meth, marijuana and GHB. The drug GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) is also known as the date rape drug.
In another sting operation, also reported at the Orlando Sentinel, Matthew Milton, the Athletic director at St. Cloud High School in St. Cloud, Florida, was caught providing drugs to an undercover agent at a local bar.
Milton told the drug agent he had "party favors" on the way from a supplier. When the supplier arrived he stated he had an "eight-ball" with him. (approx. 3.5 grams)
That drug dealer remains at large after also selling marijuana to the drug agent.
The school district and investigators noted that there was no evidence Milton had used, or sold drugs while on any campus. The arrest affidavit was only released June 14th, despite the occurrence and arrest having taken place on June 9th.
Milton posted bond the next day. Milton, if found guilty on either the sale and delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver charges, will be at risk of losing his $42, 831 per year job.
Groover will run the same risk if found guilty of the charges placed against him. That will leave two openings for education administrator/teachers in the local school districts.
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