Scottsboro Police: School Lunchroom Worker Tried to Sell Pills to Narcotics Agents

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) - A school lunchroom worker in Scottsboro faces drug charges.

Michelle Allen, 54, worked in the lunchroom of Scottsboro Junior High School.

Lieutenant Scott Matthews says she tried to sell two Adderall pills to a Scottsboro narcotics officer. "We had information of a possible drug transaction that was going to take place at the Junior High School," Lieutenant Matthews says.

The narcotics unit started investigating. "A deal was set up to sell pills, two Adderall pills, to our narcotics unit," Lieutenant Matthews says.

The narcotics officers made plans to meet with Allen at the Junior High School.  "They met over there, and met with the suspect, and she was taken into custody at that time,"  Lieutenant Matthews says, "The pills were located on her person, she was subsequently charged with attempt to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance."

Police say at this point they don't believe any students were involved. "There is absolutely no indication, no evidence at all that shows any kids had anything to do with this. This was just an adult to adult transaction type thing."

Lieutenant Matthews says they also don't believe any other adults at the school were involved.

He says the department is working to find out if this is an isolated incident or if it has been going on for some time.