Former Campbell County teacher arrested for drugs again

Former Campbell County teacher arrested for drugs again

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Stephen Pebley (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office) Stephen Pebley (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office)
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By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter

JACKSBORO (WATE) - A former Campbell County teacher was arrested Monday and charged with using drugs on school property. This is the second drug arrest for Stephen Pebley, 62.

He'd been a teacher at Campbell County High School for 35 years when he was caught cooking meth back in 2007. He also worked at a Christian radio station.

It was about 2:30 Monday afternoon at Jacksboro Middle School when school resource officer Deputy Shane Wolfenbarger went to check out a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot. He reported he found Pebley and another man inside shooting up drugs. 

"He was apologetic. I was very stern that this is my school, these are my kids. Don't come here and do those kinds of things," Wolfenbarger said.

Pebley used to coach football at the middle school.

"Several of my children were out here on the sidewalk and observed everything that happened," Wolfenbarger said.

"That influences other kids to be doing what they're doing and you don't want that," said 6th grader Ben Arnold, who had just graduated from the middle school's DARE program an hour before the former role model was arrested.

"You just were told don't do this, but they still do it!" Arnold said.

"It's as bad as it gets in my opinion. We'd been all day doing our DARE graduations at different schools. The kids have done a great job, really determined to fight drugs and then they come outside and just like we told them, it's real," said Sheriff Robbie Goins.

Pebley is charged with possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia and violating a drug free school zone. Officials tell us the man he was arrested with, Cory Overton, 34, is his son-in-law.

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