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Hebbronville Teacher Arrested at School Following Pot Bust

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HEBBRONVILLE (Kiii News) -

Authorities in Jim Hogg County found an extremely large amount of marijuana in the home of a Hebbronville Elementary Teacher on Tuesday.

A total of 788 pounds of marijuana were found, valued at $434,629, and while authorities found the marijuana in the teacher's home, they actually arrested her at the school where she teaches.

It was just after 2 p.m. Tuesday when Department of Public Safety troopers arrested the third-grade reading teacher, 40-year old Noemi Leticia Flores, at Hebbronville Elementary.

Flores was taken to the Jim Hogg County Jail, and is facing a felony charge of possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana.

Authorities say they found the pot at Noemi's home on North Minter Avenue.

Parents and those that know Flores say they are shocked at the news. The Superintendent of Jim Hogg Independent School District had no comment on Wednesday, only saying that it is a personnel matter.

Meanwhile, authorities say the arrest is part of an ongoing investigation.

Kiii Reporter Mike DaSilva went Live from Hebbronville with the details.

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