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Teacher arrested in nearby Rocklin on drug charges

Even though drug abuse remains a major problem in America today, some states have pushed forward with legislation to downplay the significance of certain drugs. The recent legalization of certain amounts of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has probably left many people thinking about which state will do the same next. In California, however, there are still laws on the books which make certain aspects of marijuana possession, use and distribution illegal. A resident of nearby Rocklin learned that recently, when he was arrested on drug charges.

According to reports, the Rocklin man - who is reportedly a middle school teacher - was arrested on March 1 and charged with supplying marijuana to a juvenile. The investigation into this man's alleged activities apparently began after the parents of a student learned that the teacher had given their child alcohol and marijuana during a visit at the teacher's apartment. Several other students were also said to have been in the same position.

This case is just getting started and more details will surely emerge. But, for the suspect who was placed in custody, the damage may have already been done, even if the case gets resolved in his favor. In today's society - and especially with today's media coverage - just being arrested is almost enough to reach a conviction in the eyes of the public.

It is important to remember that every person who is arrested has rights, and those rights are guaranteed by both the California and United States constitutions. One of the most important rights is to be considered innocent until proven guilty. Today's approach sometimes feels like that part is backward, with a suspect needing to prove their innocence instead. As this case continues, the truth will come out one way or another.

Source: Rocklin & Roseville Today, "Rocklin Teacher Arrested for Supplying Marijuana and Alcohol to Children," March 2, 2013

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