Elementary teacher accused of manufacturing meth

A Phenix City school teacher was arrested Friday night after being accused of manufacturing meth in her home.

Elizabeth Grace Brooks of Smiths Station, Ala., was charged with one count of first degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, after a two-year investigation by the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Brooks has taught at Phenix City Elementary School for six years.

The search by law enforcement officials of Brooks' residence on Lee Road 959 revealed several types of drug smoking devices, glassware, plastic tubing, coffee filters, acetone, a pill grinder, muriatic acid, pseudoephedrine and glassware containing methamphetamine residue, as well as many other items commonly associated with the clandestine manufacturing of methamphetamine, Lee County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The investigation began after the two agencies obtained information that Brooks allegedly ordered numerous items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine from different Web sites on the Internet and shipped the items to her home.

Brooks is currently being held in the Lee County Detention Facility on a $31,000 bond.

The case remains under investigation.

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