(GREENDALE) – A Warren Township Board of Education member has been arrested on meth charges after a report of possible drug use in the parking lot of Zimmer Tractor store in Greendale.
Police arrested 50-year-old Michelle R. Wright, on Dec. 12 for possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication.
An employee of the Zimmer Tractor told police a man and woman appeared to be using narcotics while sitting in a parked black vehicle. The employee told police the woman, appeared to be fashioning a tourniquet commonly used for narcotics injections.
Police also found a handgun in the passenger side door with a full magazine and one round in the chamber. She is not currently facing a firearms charge.
The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township released the following statement regarding Wright’s arrest:
“We have been made aware of the criminal charges involving Michelle Wright. She is an elected member of the school board and we are monitoring the legal process closely. We will take appropriate action as permitted by law to respond to this situation and demonstrate our commitment to provide the best educational experience for the kids and families we serve.”
The school board reported if a board member is convicted of a felony they are automatically removed from their position on the board.