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Teacher's assistant fired after heroin charges

Posted September 6, 2012 4:59 p.m. EDT

— A high school teacher's assistant arrested this week on heroin charges has been fired.

A Johnston County Schools spokeswoman said Thursday that Winston Antonio Evans' employment was terminated Wednesday.

Evans, 29, who worked at Smithfield-Selma High School in Smithfield, faces four counts of knowingly and intentionally distributing heroin and one count of possession of a firearm.

Authorities said that the alleged offenses happened between Feb. 22 and March 15 and that, on one occasion, he distributed heroin "in, on or within 1,000 feet" of the high school.

The school district has said that no students or other staff members are involved in the allegations.