Thomas Jefferson HS teacher charged with growing, selling pot

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SOUTH PARK, Pa. (AP) (AP)ong> - A Thomas Jefferson High School teacher has been charged with conspiring to grow, possess and sell marijuana.

Authorities said South Park Township police have charged 41-year-old Scott Houck, an 11-year veteran teacher.

West Jefferson Hills School District superintendent Michael Panza said school officials have reviewed computers and the teacher's room and determined there's no link between his alleged drug trafficking and his duties at the school, where Houck teaches tech classes.

Officials said Houck has been out of town, but was due back Wednesday. That's when township and state police hoped to arrest him on the arrest warrant they obtained Sunday.