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Police: Youngsville teacher had children in car when arrested for heroin possession

Posted February 24

Kirsten and Cameron Alford were both charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse. Both had been released on bond Friday.

— An elementary school teacher is facing charges after she and her husband were found in possession of heroin Thursday night.

Authorities said Kirstyn Alford, a teacher at Youngsville Elementary School, and her husband were arrested at about 11:30 p.m. after a traffic stop in Vance County.

Authorities said the Drug Unit in Vance County had seen Alford’s vehicle several times in an area where drug sales were known to occur.

Alford was in possession of a loaded syringe and had additional heroin in her bra when she was arrested, police said.

Alford’s husband, Cameron Morris Alford, and her two children, ages 6 and 2, were in the backseat of the vehicle at the time of her arrest.

Police said the children were turned over to the custody of a family member.

Kirstyn and Cameron Alford were both charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor child abuse. Both had been released on bond Friday.

According to a spokesperson with the school system, Kirsten Alford was hired in Aug. 2010 and was placed on unpaid suspension Friday.

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  • Janet Ghumri Feb 25, 11:09 a.m.
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    This is a pathetic sign of the times. Seems like people from all walks of life are getting involved with hard drugs and it is ruining their lives. I'm glad they were caught, especially the teacher. Hopefully it'll give the little ones a chance for a better childhood.

  • Sherry Jernigan Feb 25, 3:48 a.m.
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    How horrible. An elementary school teacher ? How could a Mother of small children start doing heroin? I don't understand why this woman would even consider trying heroin even one time. The world has gone crazy.

  • Susan Olvera Feb 24, 8:14 p.m.
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    Unfortunately income level does not dictate if someone develops an addiction or not. Many, many heroin addictions begin while a patient is being treated for an injury and is prescribed an opioid pain medication. I've seen 75 year old grandmother's who are addicts in the court system. Drug makers have zero liability in this and that's unfortunate.

  • Amanda DiCecco Feb 24, 7:11 p.m.
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    Well there is a job opening in Youngsville. SMH

  • Ian Jones Feb 24, 5:53 p.m.
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    Elevate the status of teachers, and their pay, and you'll see less of this. Won't hurt the quality of education either.

  • Tim Orr Feb 24, 4:46 p.m.
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    Enough education to be a teacher but not smart enough to avoid using illegal drugs. Goes to show Education does not make a person smart.