School bus driver charged with selling fentanyl to students


A school bus driver/campus security guard at a Riverside School that serves students with special needs has been arrested, accused of selling fentanyl to students.

The arrest came after Riverside police were called to respond to a report of an incorrigible minor at Bright Futures Academy. The school is a non-public school that serves students with special needs from kindergarten through 12th grade.

“During their stay, officers were contacted by school staff regarding another employee who may have been giving students Fentanyl”

– Riverside Police Department

Officers learned that a student at the school had recently overdosed on suspected fentanyl the previous week at his home in another city, the department said.

Police said the school’s investigation revealed that an employee who served as a bus driver and campus security was suspected of supplying fentanyl to this student and others on campus.

Lethal dose of fentanyl

Detectives took over the investigation with the help of detectives from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit.

The employee, a 48-year-old woman, lives in a cabin on the school grounds with her 58-year-old husband.

Officers searched the cabin and found more than 100 suspected fentanyl pills, two handguns and various types of ammunition, police said.

The employee was arrested and taken to the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside. She faces charges of possession of narcotics for sale, sale of narcotics to minors, possession of controlled substances, drug addict in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm on the campus of school, being a person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm, and child endangerment

She is being held on $50,000 bond.

Her husband was also arrested and incarcerated at the Robert Presley Detention Center, where he faces charges of possessing a firearm on campus and being a person prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm. He is being held on $25,000 bond.

The investigation is still ongoing, no details are available at this time.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation and the arrests should contact our Narcotics Unit at (951) 353-7200.

Those wishing to remain anonymous can email [email protected]

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