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Sub was high, say officials


Police in eastern Kentucky have arrested a substitute teacher and charged her with public intoxication.

Manchester Police Chief Jeff Culver said 30-year-old Melissa Morris was impaired when she was called to the principal’s office Oct. 30 at Manchester Elementary School. Culver said Morris’s speech was slurred and she was unsteady on her feet.

The chief said Morris told the arresting officer she had taken prescription narcotics.

She was arrested and taken to jail. A jail spokeswoman, Michelle Brennan, says Morris posted a $500 cash bond and is free pending a district court appearance on Nov. 17. Neither Brennan nor Culver knew whether Morris had an attorney.

WYMT-TV reported Morris was on probation for a May arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

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