Red Boiling Springs High School teacher and girls basketball coach, Layce Colter, was arrested Thursday, March 3, after purchasing methamphetamine on school grounds.
According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, detectives were notified that day Miss Colter had been purchasing methamphetamine on the school campus, and the act was witnessed by officers later that afternoon.
The written report states that she exited the school building, made the drug transaction and then started walking back into the school building.
Once she was approached by law enforcement, Colter reportedly dropped the narcotics on the ground, and they were recovered by officers. One gram of meth was wrapped inside a dollar bill.
The report also states Colter paid for the drugs though Cash App.
Colter was arrested and booked into the Macon County Jail on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine in a drug-free school zone.
Sheriff Gammons confirmed there were no juveniles involved.
“Officers did a great job intervening and keeping these drugs out of the school,” Gammons stated.
Thirty-year-old Colter is a Red Boiling Springs High School graduate, where she was a basketball star before going on to play at Cumberland University. She was hired by RBS schools in 2020 to coach both the high school and jr. high school girls basketball teams.
She has been suspended of all duties by the school until further notice.
Colter’s arrest came just two days before the Lady Bulldogs were set to play in the sub-state game against Van Buren County High School. The Lady Bulldogs were coached by assistant coach Kyndal Bullington during that game, but fell short, which ended their season.
Colter’s bond was set at $45,000, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on April 6, 2022.