Summerville Elementary teacher arrested on drug charges
A Summerville Elementary School teacher was arrested on drug charges Wednesday in Berkeley County.
Terri Wooten, 49, a fourth-grade teacher, and David Eugene Cauthan, 39, both of Douglas Wayne Road in Ladson, were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, distribution near a school, possession of a schedule 4 narcotic and possession of LSD, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
They were being held at the Hill Finklea Detention Center.
“We did get information from Berkeley County Law Enforcement this morning that a teacher at Summerville Elementary had been arrested,” said Dorchester District 2 spokesman Pat Raynor. “The board policy is very specific: The individual is placed on administrative leave with pay until there’s a resolution of the situation.”
According to the Sheriff’s Office, during a search at the home, agents found the components to manufacture meth, 14 grams of a white powder that tested positive for meth, 2.3 grams of marijuana, 12 dosage units of LSD and 46 Xanax pills.