Alabama teacher facing drug, moonshine charges

May 31, 2012 - 12:36 PM

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Officials say a south Alabama high school science teacher will likely lose his job following his arrest on drug and moonshine charges.

Houston County sheriff's deputies say 32-year-old Jason Allen Andrews was arrested after being pulled over Tuesday. The Dothan Eagle (http://bit.ly/LMtnPG ) reports that the stop and a search of his home turned up methamphetamine, a prescription drug and moonshine.

Andrews is a science teacher at Ashford High School in southeast Alabama. But Houston County Superintendent Tim Pitchford says Andrews is now on leave and likely won't have his contract renewed after a review Friday.

Pitchford also says a county background check didn't detect Andrews' past arrest on theft charges in 2005 because that case was dismissed.

Court records don't show whether Andrews has hired an attorney.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com