Police: Former principal claims of dropped drug charges is a “lie”

Geneva High School Principal Kary Roberts charged with illegal drug possession.
Geneva High School Principal Kary Roberts charged with illegal drug possession.(Geneva City Schools)
Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 1:35 PM CDT
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HEADLAND, Ala. (WTVY) --Claims by a former Geneva High School principal that drug charges against her have been dropped are false, according to police.

"A few days ago, I was pulled over (by Headland police) for “texting while driving.” In reality, I was checking my GPS, but regardless, the traffic stop resulted in charges that have all been dismissed," Kary Roberts posted on the her Facebook page.

“That’s a lie,” is how Headland Police Chief Mark Jones reacted to a WTVY text message seeking comment regarding Robert’s claims.

Officers, on September 7, charged Roberts with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and violating Alabama’s Open Container Law. All are misdemeanors.

The following day, Roberts submitted her resignation as Geneva High principal, a job she held for only a few weeks.

“After talking with my Superintendent, I made the decision to resign out of love and respect for Geneva City Schools and the students and families that make up the community,” Roberts said in the post.

She also criticized media reporting of her arrest.

“The sandstorm of gossip is out of control. This post may add wind to the storm, but the only voice not being heard right now is my own,” Roberts posted.

She asked for privacy.

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