Elementary school teacher arrested for selling marijuana out of her home in Florida

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 20:24:34-05

An elementary school teacher in Citrus County, Florida was arrested after deputies say she was selling marijuana out of her home.

55-year-old Kimberly Hellenburg is a teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School and was investigation for several weeks.

During the investigation, detectives were able to purchase large amounts of marijuana from her, and during a search located more than two pounds of marijuana in the home, distribution equipment and at least a half pound of marijuana in her bedroom.

Hellenburg's son, 19-year-old Brendan Brown was arrested in the same home in December of 2017 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after it was learned he was receiving large amounts of marijuana in the mail from California.

Late in the investigation, detectives learned Kimberly Hellenburg was a teacher.

“It was important to us that after learning of her career as a teacher and the influences she has on our young children that she be arrested before students returned to school from winter break,” said TIU Sgt. Ed Blair.

Hellenburg was charged with two counts of Sale of a Controlled Substance and two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.