A Duplin County high school teacher has been arrested for drug-related charges, including the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
James Calvin Jones, age 31, is charged in two separate cases with manufacturing methamphetamine, three counts of sale/delivery of a controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle/place for controlled substances.
The manufacture of a controlled substance like meth is a Class C felony. Other charges depend on the situation, according to state statute.
Arrest documents show that in January, a “testifying witness” said that Jones delivered crystal methamphetamine to them.
Jones has been released on a $20,000 bond. His next court date is April 12.
According to his profile on the East Duplin High page, Jones has taught English, History and Social Studies. He was also named East Duplin’s Teacher of the Year 2017-2018.
The profile also says he is or was an NC Teaching Fellow and is attempting to get a journalism education certification.
“Currenlty[SIC], I am working towards certification in journalism education and building a robust Journalism program here at East Duplin in hopes that the program leads the county, region and state in journalism education, media literacy and active citizenship.”
Jones has been employed in the Duplin County School district since 2009. The district indicated he has been placed on paid suspension.
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