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Leader of an elementary after-school program was also a cocaine dealer, NC cops say

Ibraham Elementary in Winston-Salem, where police say drug Winston-Salem/Foresyth County Schools photo
Ibraham Elementary in Winston-Salem, where police say drug Winston-Salem/Foresyth County Schools photo

The site leader of an after-school program in Winston-Salem is accused of leading a double life as a drug dealer who used the elementary school’s campus to handle clients, reports WFMY and other news outlets.

Arkeem Woods, 22, is charged with multiple drug-related offenses, including two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine on school property, said WFMY.

Woods was a site leader for the nonprofit after-school program at Ibraham Elementary in north Winston-Salem, reports Fox 8.

Investigators with the Winston-Salem Police say Woods sold narcotics to visitors to the campus, but they have not found evidence students or staff were customers, the station reported.

A narcotics investigation determined Woods conducted drug deals without the teachers or school administrators finding out, reported the Winston-Salem Journal. His bond was set at $10,000, the newspaper said.

The after-school program at Ibraham Elementary as “academically focused” for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, according to a web site for the YWCA of Winston-Salem. Students get help with homework, use of computers and mentoring, says the agency.

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Mark Price has been a reporter for The Charlotte Observer since 1991, covering beats including schools, crime, immigration, the LGBTQ issues, homelessness and nonprofits. He graduated from the University of Memphis with majors in journalism and art history, and a minor in geology.
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