How former Wichita teacher allegedly dealt cocaine to undercover detective

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

An arrest affidavit released Monday gives details on how a former Wichita elementary school teacher allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover detective. 

Heather Jones, 48, is charged with seven counts of cocaine distribution. She was a third-grade teacher at Enders Open Magnet Elementary school and is now accused dealing the cocaine to the detective of seven occasions. 

The affidavit states that on June 7, the detective with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office arranged through a text message to meet at Jones' home to buy 3.5 grams for $140. She allegedly gave the undercover detective seven grams and a piece of jewelry instead of the agreed upon 3.5 grams. An arrangement was reached for a later payment for the additional cocaine and jewelry. 

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The detective then requested an additional 3.5 grams. The affidavit states the two made cocaine deals six more times:  June 13, 16, 23 and 30 as well as July 7 and 11.

The largest transaction of $1,000 for 28 grams of cocaine was on July 7.


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A Wichita elementary school teacher has been charged with seven counts of cocaine distribution.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office arrested 48-year-old Heather Jones on Tuesday after a two-month investigation. She made her first appearance on Thursday and was charged with seven counts of distribution of cocaine. 

A criminal complaint alleged Jones distributed the substance on June 7, 13, 16, 23 and 30 as well as July 7 and 11. 

The Wichita Public Schools website shows Jones is a third-grade teacher at Enders Open Magnet Elementary School at 3030 South Osage. Court documents state she has been a USD 259 employee since 2007. 

The sheriff's office has not released further details in the case. Jones is being held on $57,500 bond. 

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