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Johnston teacher, three family members arrested on drug charges

Posted July 11, 2015 4:51 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2015 12:12 a.m. EDT

— A Johnston County high school teacher, and three of her family members, were arrested Friday after authorities found more than 10 pounds of marijuana in their Knightdale home.

Brittany Alexandria Coley, 22, a social studies teacher at West Johnston High School, was charged with drug trafficking, manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, maintaining a dwelling for keeping or selling controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She is being held under a $250,000 bond and was suspended without pay, according to Johnston County school officials.

Coley’s mother, Susan Pate Frost, 44, and father, Tracey Lynn Frost, 52, were charged with manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for keeping or selling and possession with intent to distribute. Both parents’ bonds were set at $500,000.

Her sister, Ashlyn Brooke Coley, 19, was also charged Friday with two counts of trafficking marijuana. She is being held under a $250,000 bond.

All four family members were scheduled to make their first court appearance Monday.