Teacher charged with pot growing at home

ST. MARTIN — A teacher at St. Martin High School is out of jail on bond following his arrest on a multiple drug charges, including marijuana cultivation.

The Sun Herald reports that 51-year-old Patrick Walker was arrested Wednesday night after authorities raided his home in St. Martin and seized marijuana plants allegedly growing in and outside his home as well as some other items reportedly used to enhance the crop’s growth process.

After the raid, Walker was charged with one count each of possession and cultivation of marijuana. County Court Judge T. Larry Wilson on Thursday set Walker’s bond at $15,000. He bonded out of the Jackson County jail Thursday afternoon.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Walker has an attorney.

The Associated Press