Former teacher found guilty
Published 10:37 pm Friday, September 4, 2015
A Suffolk woman who was released from her job as a teacher after being charged with drug charges was found guilty Wednesday.
Elizabeth Ferguson was arrested Sept. 26, 2014. On Dec. 5, she was fired from S.P. Morton Elementary School after the Franklin school system learned of the charges through a background check, Superintendent Willie Bell said at the time last year.
Ferguson entered an Alford plea on Wednesday to one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, meaning she did not admit guilt but admitted the evidence was likely sufficient to find her guilty in a trial.
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Two charges of distribution of heroin were not prosecuted as part of a plea agreement.
Her sentencing is set for Dec. 3.