Former Teacher Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/18/05

Former Teacher Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges

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It started with calls from concerned neighbors and led to the arrest of three people in a central Lubbock neighborhood. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel first brought you the story about seven people arrested for drugs at a local Wienerschnizel across from Coronado high school, last week. Now, another tip from that bust leads police to a former teacher's home.

Neighbor tips led LPD swat to a house on 4817 52nd St. where they found drugs, weapons and possible stolen property. The shock came when police learned the homeowner was a former school teacher. 55-year-old Robert Charles Stamps was a junior high school teacher for nearly 30 years. 22 of those years were spent at McKenzie junior high where he taught and a coached football. On Tuesday, Stamps is in jail booked on numerous drug and theft charges.

Police say it was because of a drug bust at Wienerschnizel across from Coronado high school that opened an investigation in the surrounding areas.

City of Lubbock Code Enforcement was also on scene, and they found numerous violations. When NewsChannel 11 cameras showed up Tuesday afternoon, we could see TV's, tires, bedposts and bikes from the alley-way, but mostly junk and junk vehicles.

Police are still investigating the stolen property and the codes violations.

As of Tuesday evening, the residents of the house have removed most of the junk vehicles, and cleaned up a lot of the junk that codes were worried about.

Robert Stamps, the homeowner, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, dangerous drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen checks and theft. He's also facing a stolen property charge. Both Kris Lasserre and Virginia Medellin are facing various drug charges and possible stolen property charges. Last night, we told you a fourth person was arrested. Police have since interviewed that woman and released her without charges.

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