Virginia Beach Teacher Surprised by Drug Arrest, Attorney Says

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

A Virginia Beach high school teacher was shocked when, after accepting a package that had been delivered to her home, she was arrested.  Police arrested the 59-year-old Kellam High School teacher on charges of conspiracy, transporting controlled substances and selling marijuana, her attorney said.

Darcy M. Mahler, of Virginia Beach, is denying that she knew what was in the package.  According to police the package contained several pounds of marijuana and a "white powdery substance.  Police also seized a cell phone, paperwork and a vehicle. 

In addition to the seizures, two others were arrested at the home.  Britney Ballard and Devin King are facing the same charges as Mahler.  Though the other two suspects have been released on bond King remains in custody at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center. 

Though those that know Mahler believe she is innocent Kellam School District has suspended her without pay.  According to her attorney, "This woman is not a drug dealer.  She did not know this package was coming."  

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