Wichita teacher charged with 7 counts of distribution of cocaine

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Wichita elementary school teacher was arrested on suspicion of dealing cocaine Tuesday night.

Heather Kathryn Jones, 48, was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of cocaine distribution.

According to Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Lin Dehning, the arrest was made after a two month investigation.

Jones is a third grade teacher at Enders Open Magnet Elementary School. Jones is currently being held on $57,500 bond.

Jones made her first court appearance on Thursday. There she was charged with seven counts of distribution of cocaine, which are felonies. While in court, she asked the judge if she will be eligible for diversion. The judge said that was up to the prosecutor’s office. She is scheduled to be back in court on July 27.


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