Art Teacher Had Marijuana, Scale in Parked Car at Delaware School: Police

By Dan Stamm
|  Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014  |  Updated 11:43 AM EDT
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Drug Sweep Lands Art Teacher in Jail

Delaware State Police

Ryan Harris is accused of having drugs in his car while parked at Seaford High School.

A Delaware High School art teacher wound up in handcuffs after police found drugs in his parked car.

Seaford School District officials asked the Delaware State Police K-9 unit to perform a search of Seaford Senior High School grounds for illegal narcotics.

The officers swept the building and parking lot with the assistance of school administrators, according to state police.

During a search of the south parking lot, one of the K-9s picked up the presence of drugs in a Jeep Liberty, according to police.

School administrators called on Ryan Harris to be present as they searched his vehicle. Inside the Jeep, police said they found a bag with 20.8 grams of marijuana in it, a digital scale and a glass pipe, according to investigators.

"We had a positive experience yesterday at Seaford High School in that we participated in a Delaware State Police canine search exercise and our school was found to be free of drugs," read a comment from Seaford School District. "Unfortunately, a staff member was arrested for items found in their automobile."

Police arrested Harris and charged him with marijuana possession in a school zone and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 33-year-old was released on $1,000 unsecured bond.

School officials suspended Harris pending the outcome of the investigation.

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