A Polk County middle school cafeteria manager is facing charges of drug possession.
Carolyn Jackson, 41, of Lakeland was arrested Thursday at Sleepy Hill Middle School, where she works as the cafeteria manager.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the school after receiving an anonymous tip that Jackson was in possession of illegal narcotics.
When deputies spoke to Jackson about the tip, they said she became upset and started crying, then said, “I’m going to lose my job. I smoke weed and I have weed in my purse right now.”
A police K-9 unit was called to the school, which then alerted deputies to the presence of narcotics in her purse, the report said. Jackson was taken into custody and deputies searched her purse.
Deputies say that when they searched her purse, they found a digital scale, glass pipe, individual clear baggies, three and a half Xanax pills, marijuana and a plastic bag with methamphetamine residue in it.
Jackson is facing one count each of possession of marijuana, possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, possession of paraphernalia/smoking device and possession of methamphetamine. She is also facing 62 additional counts of possession of paraphernalia/container for the baggies.
She is being held in the Polk County Jail on $33,250 bond.
Deputies said they have no indication that Jackson was selling drugs to anyone at the school. They said they searched her home but did not find any illegal contraband there.