Ohio police: Assistant elementary school principal had meth in his office

State News

HAMILTON, OH (WCMH) — An assistant elementary school principal in Ohio is under arrest for alleged drug possession. But police say he not only possessed crystal meth-he also kept it in his office. 

The investigation began April 26 when police responded to a reported burglary and came across a suspect vehicle. 

When they found Kevin Kernohan had rented it, he became a person of interest in the case. Police determined it had been used to commit a crime, and that Kernohan was involved or knew about it. 

Police did conclude Kernohan was connected to illegal drugs, and the school district was notified.

On Thursday, police found a powdery substance in Kernohan’s office at the school, and it tested positive for methamphetamine.

A district spokesperson said Kernohan resigned, and added no students or additional staff members were involved.

Kernohan is set to appear in court on Wednesday on one count of felony possession of controlled substances. 

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