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Prison's Substance Abuse Counselor Resigns After Drug Arrest

Posted August 1, 2007 2:08 p.m. EDT
Updated August 1, 2007 5:05 p.m. EDT

— A substance abuse counselor at the state's women's prison has resigned following an arrest on drug charges.

A Wake County sheriff's deputy arrested Valencia Juanita Sanders, 25, Saturday night on Poole Road in Raleigh and charged her with one count of selling and delivery of cocaine, one count of conspiring to sell and deliver cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine.

Sanders resigned from her post with the Department of Correction's Division of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency on Monday, according to DOC spokesman Keith Acree. She had been assigned to the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women since December 2004.

Acree declined to comment further on the matter, citing personnel issues.

WRAL tried repeatedly to reach Sanders for comment Wednesday but was unable to do so.