Teacher faces drug charge

By Joshua Benton
Blade Staff Writer

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CLYDE — A Clyde High School teacher was one of 14 people arrested yesterday during a drug bust at the high school, police said.

Social-studies teacher Jerry Evans was charged with cocaine trafficking and was being held last night in the Sandusky County jail. He was arrested at the school about 9:30 a.m., according to David Danhoff, superintendent of the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District.

Mr. Evans, 48, was hired at the school in 1983 and has 25 total years of teaching experience, Mr. Danhoff said.

Thirteen others ranging in age from 15 to 44 were arrested, including four juveniles. They face charges ranging from cocaine trafficking to firearms offenses and sexual contact with a minor. All are Clyde residents.

Clyde police said the arrests were the culmination of a year-long investigation, but said they expect additional arrests in coming weeks.

Between now and the start of summer vacation on June 4, Mr. Evans’s classes will be taken over by a substitute teacher.