Athens Teacher Learns About Jail After Marijuana Bust

image via Athens Online
image via Athens Online

Athens-Clarke County middle school teacher Joseph Weston LePage was arrested Wednesday after members of the Northeast Georgia Regional Drug Task Force discovered marijuana growing inside LePage’s residence. 

Drug agents also found equipment used for indoor farming and some psilocybin, a hallucinogenic mushroom, according to Athens Online

LePage, age 28 and a sixth-grade social studies teacher, was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, felony possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule I drug.

LePage was released from Clark County Jail Thursday afternoon after posting a bond of $8,000. 

Octo Slash April 12, 2014 at 09:23 AM
Change the laws if you don't like them. I'm not disagreeing that there's a ridiculous attitude toward weed, especially in relation to alcohol and tobacco, but until it's legal, a person is a fool for risking his entire career (like this teacher who just threw his away) for marijuana.
SUNKEN SUB April 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM
* UP SCOPE ============================================== From the article: "a hallucinogenic ...."............Hmmm ? ============================================== Can't recommend the writer's grammar too highly. ============================================== No doubt, both attended the same schools. ============================================== Down Scope
Deb April 12, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Sounds to me like sunken sub has also been partaking!
SUNKEN SUB April 12, 2014 at 02:04 PM
* UP SCOPE ============================================== Deb April 12, 2014 at 01:44 PM Sounds to me like sunken sub has also been partaking! ============================================== No, but the Navy told me once I was a "figment of their imagination".......... My name was left off the duty roster for a time. ============================================== Down Scope
Cain Harris April 14, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Not the Guy I want teaching and setting an example for my kid. Guess he never had any of those drugs in his system when he was in charge of the children?Guess those drugs never effected his ability to teach or reason? Would he be able to make clear decisions in the case of an emergency? Perhaps people would not be so quick to dismiss those minor drugs if it was their kid he was in charge of?


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