Florida High School Coach Arrested For Fentanyl Trafficking

This high school employee had a dangerous side hustle!

  • A Florida high school coach was arrested Saturday for allegedly trafficking fentanyl, according to police.
  • Shavon Pearson, 38, an instructional coach at the Seminole High School Ninth Grade Center in Sanford, Florida, was attested at 1:30 a.m. Saturday after police allegedly received a call about the driver of a vehicle matching Pearson’s “pointing a firearm at the caller,” Sanford Police said in a statement.
  • “Officers immediately observed a suspected cannabis blunt in the center console of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed eight grams of Fentanyl, a loaded 9 mm handgun, and one gram of cannabis,” the statement read.
  • Katherine Crnkovich, communications officer for Sanford County Public Schools, indicated the school system is “working closely with law enforcement on this investigation” and that Pearson had been placed on administrative leave after the district was notified of her arrest.