SMITHFIELD, N.C. — Officials said a teacher assistant with the Johnston County school system is suspended with pay after being charged with selling heroin at a high school.
WTVD reported that Winston Antonio Evans, 29, of Smithfield, allegedly sold the drug to an undercover officer on the Smithfield Selma High School campus.
Evans is also accused of selling heroin again to the officer on another occasion at a home near the school. The incidences allegedly occurred between February 22 and March 15.
Authorities said he was arrested Tuesday night after an indictment by a federal grand jury.
He was charged with four counts of distributing heroin, one count of distributing heroin within 1000 feet of a school, and one count of possession of a gun during a drug trafficking crime.
Evans was hired as a teacher assistant at Smithfield Selma High on April 10, 2008.