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Taylorville High School Staff Member Arrested On Meth Charges (WITH UPDATES)

An employee of Taylorville High School has been arrested for bringing and using methamphetamine at school.  38-year-old Adam Cherry of Rosamond was arrested following a traffic stop where he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia before he entered the school. 


The investigation started two weeks ago after the Taylorville Police Department received information that a current employee was bringing meth into the High School and using while on duty. TPD along with K9 conducted a traffic stop and Cherry admitted that he used during work hours inside the school.


Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Dougherty was notified and Cherry was immediately placed on administrative leave with pay. 

Update: As of 1:43 PM: 

The Taylorville School District has responded with a statement, after 38 year old Adam Cherry was arrested for methamphetamine entering school property. Superintendent, Dr. Chris Dougherty says that the school is still working with the local authorities on the investigation of this night custodian (Cherry) who served the district since August 2019.  Dr. Dougherty says that when he showed up for his shift last night, he was apprehended by police and taken into custody.


Dr. Dougherty says, “We do not condone bad behavior anywhere in our schools and removed him immediately from our campus.  We are followin protocol set forth by district policy which leads to termination.”


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