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Warrant: Teacher provided teens with marijuana, pills

Posted November 13, 2013 8:08 p.m. EST
Updated November 13, 2013 8:10 p.m. EST

— Search warrants released Tuesday involving a Chatham County middle school teacher allege that she and a man who live with her provided teenagers with marijuana and pills.

Ashley Nicole Dillon, 29, and Landon Scott Lucas, 23, of 2122 Cassowary Lane in Apex, were arrested last week on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dillon, who has been suspended with pay, is a seventh-grade math teacher at Horton Middle School in Pittsboro.

According to a Nov. 7 search warrant, Apex police received numerous complaints about the alleged activities at Dillon's apartment.

"Complainants stated that juveniles under the age of 18 were drinking, buying and smoking marijuana, as well as pills, from Landon Scott Lucas and Ashley Nichole Dillon," an affidavit attached to the warrant states.

Investigators conducting surveillance stopped two people leaving the home and found marijuana in one person's book bag. One of the people also admitted to having an additional 28 grams that had been purchased from Lucas earlier that day, according to the search warrant.

Investigators took several items, mostly drug paraphernalia and drug-packaging items.