St. John, Ind. – A professor in Indiana has been arrested after a student recorded a video of the woman's cell phone allegedly inhaling drugs.
Police said the teacher, Samantha Cox, 24, may have been inhaling a mixture of cocaine and heroin, according to CBS Chicago. Cox is an English teacher at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, just outside of Chicago.
Cox was charged Monday with serious charges of drug possession and petty crime paraphernalia, according to the Chicago Tribune. The incident took place last week.
The students who witnessed the activity contacted the administrators. Police used a dog that sniffed drugs to investigate, according to CBS.
"He tried to hide himself," said student John Rogers, according to CBS. "It was not in his desk where we could see it, it was in the corner where he thought we could not see it"
During the investigation, the police dog detected possible drugs in the drawer of Cox's desk, according to the Tribune. The authorities found a clear, tightly twisted bag with multiple small pieces of rolled aluminum foil.
Cox told police he bought about $ 160 in cocaine that morning before arriving at school, the Tribune said. She said she normally buys her drugs after school, but she felt sick that morning and "needed to get something," according to court records, according to the Tribune.
Cox said she did not have time to take any of the drugs before school started, so she brought them in with her and used them during a break with the clbadroom door closed. She said the students must have seen through her window, said the Tribune.
Cox told police he has been using drugs since his freshman year four years ago, the newspaper said.
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