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Drug-laced cookie dough found in home of Pinehurst Elementary teacher

Posted April 13
Updated April 14

A former Pinehurst Elementary School teacher was arrested Wednesday on several drug-related charges.

— A Pinehurst Elementary School teacher was arrested Wednesday on several drug-related charges. The school said his employment there ended on the same day.

According to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, a search of Thomas J. Sherman’s home at 360 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Southern Pines turned up 404 grams of cookie dough and 31 grams of butter mixed with THC, 14 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of psilocybin mushrooms, ecstasy and amphetamine along with drug paraphernalia and $482.

The total street value of the drugs found was about $3,100, deputies said.

Sherman, 31, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule VI controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for the storage of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sherman was being held at the Moore County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 25.

Sherman had taught art at Pinehurst Elementary for almost two years.

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  • Allison Blanchard Apr 13, 2017
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    How is this news worthy? He already has charges for recreational drugs in his own home why run an article about it? So all I need to do to become a journalist is read the arrest records and court dates on public record and write a paragraph about it? Interesting.