Former teacher arrested in school parking lot on drug charges

By: Sharee Gilbert Email
By: Sharee Gilbert Email

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A former Campbell Co. Schools teacher was arrested on Monday after a deputy, who is also the School Resource Officer, says he found him and another man in the parking lot of Jacksboro Middle School with drugs.

School staff say they look out for any suspcious activity and their number one concern is keeping thier students safe.

Sheriff's reports indicate the officer two men, Stephen Leslie Pebley and Corey Clay Overton, sitting in a car in the school's parking lot near the football field. Pebley is a former teacher with the district.

When he approached the car, the deputy said Overton was licking residue from a spoon and Pebley, who was in the driver's seat, had a tourniquet on his left arm.

After the pair were told to get out of the car, Pebley allegedly told the officer he was going to inject "Roxy." A search of the car also reportedly turned up two syringes and a spoon with a white residue on it.

Both men were charged with Possession of Schedule II, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of a Drug-Free School Zone.

In 2007, Pebley was arrested for manufacturing meth at his home in Campbell Co. He had taught for 35 years, many of those spent in Freshman English. Tthe man many call "Peeb," was also a local radio personality as well as sportscaster for the local cable TV station.


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  • by Shawna Location: Jamestown on Dec 20, 2011 at 11:46 PM
    I think this is just an example of how anyone can have a problem with drugs anymore. Its not just poor uneducated people with problems. This curse affects all different cultures in many ways. In particular in our area is the pain pill problem. These are too easy to obtain and for a region hit hard by the recession in this economy to easy a quick fix for financial issues. It scares me to what our area could become with few to none job opportunities and doctors too quick to write and properly supervise the usage of thier patients medication!
  • by PJ Location: Tennessee on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    You just never know who we have teaching our children..that is so sad..is the Schools doing there job really checking the Teacher's out before hiring them,,did this man take drugs while teaching..

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