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Polk County middle school teacher arrested on drug charges

Robin Ramos
Robin Ramos(Polk County Sheriff)
Updated: Jan. 12, 2021 at 11:43 AM EST
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POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a middle school teacher early Tuesday morning after she was found asleep in a car.

Robin Ramos, 40, was arrested in the parking lot of a RaceTrac store in Lakeland at 1 a.m. She was employed as a teacher at Kathleen Middle School as a math teacher.

A deputy found Ramos asleep in her driver seat of her car. Once awakened, Ramos told the deputy that she was waiting for someone to come drive her home since she doesn’t have a driver’s license.

The keys to the car were not located. However, a syringe containing a clear liquid was found on the passenger seat of the car. Additionally, a metal spoon encrusted with a white crystal-like substance was also found in the car. Field testing of both items indicated that the substances were methamphetamine.

Ramos admitted to the deputy that she occasionally does meth, but she denied taking any today.

“The parents of this woman’s students must be shocked and angry. It shocks and angers me, and I don’t have any children in her class. We also arrested her last May for DUI, so this makes the second school employee we’ve arrested in as many weeks who has a prior criminal history. That is completely unacceptable.” - Grady Judd, Sheriff.

Robin Ramos was transported to the Polk County Jail and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (F3) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M1).

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