Indiana teacher arrested at elementary school on meth charges

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Mug shot of Laura Nowling courtesy of the Scott County Jail

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (February 28, 2016) — State police say a southern Indiana elementary teacher was arrested at school on drug charges and she had drugs with her when taken into custody.

Laura Nowling, 47, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.

Nowling was being held Sunday in the Scott County Jail on $10,000 bond. A message seeking comment was left Sunday by The Associated Press at the office of her attorney. A not guilty plea was entered on her behalf at a hearing Friday.

The school district told The Louisville Courier-Journal Nowling has been an employee for more than a decade.

State police Sgt. Jerry Goodin says no students were present when Nowling was arrested.