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Teacher caught selling heroin in high school parking lot

By Mason White 12:15 PM November 20, 2017
Monica W. Snee

Students and parents were shocked to learn that a high school teacher was selling drugs from the school’s parking lot, according to police in Maryland.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested Monica W. Snee, 51, of Salisbury, following an ongoing investigation into the distribution of controlled dangerous substances.

Back in October, investigators with the Sheriff’s Office identified Snee as the target of this investigation into the distribution of both heroin and prescription medications.

Throughout the investigation, Snee was involved with illicit sales at several locations throughout Wicomico County including the grounds of Parkside High School, where she was employed.

On Tuesday, just before 3:00 p.m., deputies armed with a search and seizure warrant for Snee’s vehicle stopped her as she drove off school grounds.

During the ensuing search of her vehicle, the deputies recovered over 100 capsules containing what was identified as heroin.

A further search of the vehicle also revealed hundreds of oxycodone pills and a small amount of suboxone strips.

Snee did not have a prescription of either the oxycodone or the suboxone.

Snee was also found to be in possession of almost $3,000 in cash along with a supply of empty plastic baggies.

Based on the amount of drugs seized, they appeared destined for distribution by Snee.

Bond was set at $50,000.

Snee was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin with the Intent to Distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and other drug-related charges.

If convicted, Snee faces up to 40 years in prison.

After Snee posted bail, the Wicomico County District Court issued a bench warrant, revoking her previous $50,000 bond.

Deputies located and arrested Snee in the area of the 6100-Block of Westbrooke Drive.

Snee was arrested without incident and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.

Snee was a teacher at the same high school for the past 17 years.