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School science teacher caught operating meth business from her home

By Mason White 3:49 AM November 10, 2015
Hollis Ann Morantes 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A school teacher was arrested on a charge of drug possession after police found that she was running a meth business from her home, where she lived with her husband and child, police in Florida said.

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 32-year-old Hollis Ann Morantes, after being accused of child neglect as the drugs were seen near her 5-year-old child.

Police also arrested the woman’s husband, 37-year-old Gabino Truelove Morantes, on a charge of drug possession after admitting to using meth for more than a year.

The Manatee County School District has suspended Hollis Morantes, pending the outcome of the investigation. She taught physics at the Lakewood Ranch High School.

According to the police investigation, officers went to the couple’s home in order to look for David Alday, who has an outstanding warrant for battery on a law enforcement officer.

When officers arrived at the house, the couple gave consent to search the property. Police officers noticed drug paraphernalia, which tested positive for methamphetamine.

Police then found more drugs and drug paraphernalia under a pillow. On the table, officers saw a pack of gum, which contained a transparent bag with 3.8 grams of methamphetamine.