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Durango High teacher arrested on drug charges

Updated Friday, March 13, 2009 | 5:07 p.m.

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Jeremy Smart

A Durango High School math teacher was arrested last night on charges of selling methamphetamine and marijuana, Metro Police said.

Jeremy Smart, 29, was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $46,250 bail on five drug-related charges and a warrant on a bad check charge after being arrested at his home, Metro spokesman Bill Cassell said.

Metro officers and SWAT officers served a search warrant at the home. A Metro press release said drugs were confiscated during the arrest. Police would not release any further details about the arrest.

Smart is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of meth with the intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and conspiracy, as well as a bad check charge.

He has been a teacher in the Clark County School District since 2005 and joined the Durango staff in the fall, Dave Sheehan, spokesman for the School District, said. He was not a coach, Sheehan said.

Smart was put on administrative leave while police and the School District conduct investigations, Sheehan said, though he could not say whether the leave was paid or unpaid.

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