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LEXINGTON, N.C. -- A teacher who taught special education at Charles England Elementary School has resigned after being arrested for various drug charges.

Superintendent Rick Kriesky says 36-year-old Mary Lohr submitted her resignation Saturday afternoon after district leaders learned of the drug investigation.

Investigators with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and Lexington Police Department executed a search warrant at Lohr's home in Linwood on March 20.

Investigators seized about 21 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 3.5 grams of cocaine, 24 grams of marijuana packaged in seven different containers, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

Lohr was arrested and is facing several charges including possession with the intent to sell and deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The drugs are valued at $1,500.

Rieksy says Lohr worked with the district for two years, from October 2010 to June 2012, as a teaching assistant and then left for a year and came back as a special education teacher. She worked at Charles England Elementary from August 2013 to March 2015.