School employee accused of giving marijuana to teens released on $50,000 bond

School employee accused of giving marijuana to teens released on $50,000 bond

LIVONIA, LA (WAFB) - A woman who worked with special needs kids at a Louisiana high school and was a softball coach for the junior high has been released from jail on a $50,000 bond after she was accused of giving illegal drugs to four teens.

Stacy Reed, 44, of Livonia, was booked into the Pointe Coupee Parish Prison on Monday on charges of four counts of illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in presence of a juvenile and four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. She posted bond late Monday night.

"I thought I trusted her," said a teen who did not want to be identified. The teen says Reed gave her marijuana.

The teen said she was at Reed's house because she is friends with Reed's daughter and they were heading out of town the next day to Biloxi for spring break. The night before they left, the teen claims Reed said, "She said, 'I smoke weed,' and she was like and 'Y'all are going to do it and y'all are going to try it with me,' and all kind of stuff like that."

The teen said Reed made them promise they would never repeat a word and then she was offered marijuana.

"Then we went on the back porch and she was like, I started smelling it and I started feeling funny. Then she made me smoke it. She was like, 'Smoke this.' She said it would make me feel better if you do this and she was like, 'Here.' She was like putting it in my face."

On June 11, 2015, Livonia police made a traffic stop on US 190 near Richfield Drive. They pulled over Reed. Inside Reed's car, officers said they could smell drugs.

She was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug or Flexeril in this case.

After that arrest, Livonia police told Reed they had complaints from parents that she had been giving their children marijuana. Police said Reed confessed, saying that she had made a mistake and she did use marijuana frequently.

The teen said Reed introduced marijuana to her once and then again on the way to a softball game. Reed was also a softball coach for Livonia Jr. High.

"She blew all the smoke in my face like she was like, 'this one's the stronger one,' and she went 'PHEW' and then like that's when I started feeling funny for my game," said the teen.

The superintendent of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board said Reed resigned from Livonia High last week.

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