Former Middle School Teacher Goes On Trial For Cannabis

A former North Carolina middle school teacher has gone on trial for cannabis possession.

Catherine Neely appeared before the Brunswick County court on Tuesday June 1, after being arrested in May.

Neely was charged with manufacturing and trafficking cannabis.

Neely had waived her right to an attorney, according to the court schedule, but the case was continued until she hired a lawyer.

A small group of individuals showed up in court this morning to show their support for her.

Neely, a sixth-grade math and science teacher at Leland Middle School, had been on a district-approved leave of absence since January 19 and had resigned following her arrest.

She had worked for Brunswick County Schools since 1996.

Joshua Swaim, Neely’s roommate, was scheduled to appear in court on June 1 as well.

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