Shelby County School Teacher Arrested on Weed & Gun Charges

Shelby County School Teacher Arrested on Weed & Gun Charges

A Shelby County school teacher is out on bail after being locked up for growing weed and having guns inside of her home.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A Shelby County school teacher is out on bail after being locked up for growing weed and having guns inside of her home.

"I am so shocked and didn't have any clue that that was even going on. I know the teachers down there and it's just really a shock," said Sharolyn Blake.

From the classroom to a jail cell, Shelby County teacher Christy Street finds herself in a whole heap of trouble. Police say Street, her husband and another man were growing weed in their Berclair home. They say they removed almost a pound of marijuana and 21 guns from the house. Our knocks were unanswered at Street's home. Neighbors who live at Graham Oaks Court were shocked to hear the news.

"I'm very glad they found her out and took care of the problem because we sure don't need that in here," said Marvin Smith.

"That's probably the first thing I've ever heard about any teachers here in Memphis so that's a surprise to me that anything like that would ever happen," said Alton Cryur.

All three are also connected to a home on Estridge Drive, where detectives found four live marijuana plants, several cases of ammunition, surveillance cameras, and an active marijuana growing operation. Christy is a teacher at Riverside Middle school in Bartlett. A former school Sharolyn Blake's child attended.

"I do have neighbors who do have their kids there. It would probably be a shock if they did let her back," said Sharolyn Blake.

According to a Shelby County school representative, Street has been placed on administrative leave while this matter is being investigated.
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