A Metro Nashville Public Schools teacher is facing drug charges after she allegedly flushed marijuana down the toilet when she heard police knocking on her door, police said.
South Precinct detectives on Wednesday night charged Jayna Binion, 28, who works at A.Z. Kelley Elementary School, with evidence tampering, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Detectives said they were looking for Binion’s boyfriend, Rahman Pugh, who was wanted on outstanding drug warrants, when they saw him leaving the area of Binion’s home on Ruddell Lane.
While arresting Pugh, officers said they noticed that he smelled strongly of marijuana. They followed up at Binion's home where they smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from an open window. Detectives knocked repeatedly on the door, but it took Binion several minutes to respond, police said.
Officers found empty glass jars containing marijuana residue during a search, police said. Processed marijuana was found floating in an upstairs toilet bowl. Police said Binion later admitted to flushing the marijuana in an effort to get rid of it.
Binion’s bond was set at $3,500, police said.