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Former Covington teacher allegedly had cocaine delivered to school

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Holmes Middle School is located at 2500 Madison Avenue in Covington. (FOX19) Holmes Middle School is located at 2500 Madison Avenue in Covington. (FOX19)
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A former Covington teacher is facing felony drug charges and allegedly had cocaine delivered to her Holmes Middle School classroom.

A letter sent home last week from the Covington Independent Public Schools Superintendent writes "Federal agents have visited Holmes Middle School twice since the beginning of the school year," adding "The agents have not shared with us what their investigation entails."

The agents visit became clear Thursday when former middle school teacher Arin Staples popped up on a Kenton County indictment list charged with prohibited acts related to a controlled substance. According to the Kenton County Prosecutor, she had cocaine delivered to her at school.

Staples taught seventh graders at Holmes Middle School since 2012, but, according to a school official, she resigned August 15th - the day after one of those visits by federal agents.

No one at the school is talking and parents have declined to comment. Staples isn't returning calls and couldn't be reached at her home. If convicted, she could face up to five years in prison.

The district tells FOX19 NOW that they are reviewing their employment policies and procedures to determine if any adjustments should be made.

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