A teacher is facing a number of drugs charges after a $6million (£4.8million) bust by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

Georgia cops raided the middle school teachers home; seizing guns, cash and 61 kilos of cocaine and heroine worth $6,209,280, on Friday, the New York Post reported.

Now, I know that teachers are woefully underpaid for the job they do, but surely there's a better way to earn a few extra dollars?

Karla Alavarez, the 28-year-old teacher, and her housemate were arrested and are facing drug trafficking and gun charges. Authorities are also seeking a third in connection.

Alavarez is a Spanish teacher at Chestatee Middle School Academy in Gainesville, according to the school's website, where she also coaches the girls soccer team, Fox Five Atlanta reported.

Hall County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Ware told the station: "I've worked drugs and gangs for a long time and it was one of the larger cocaine seizures I've ever seen."

Alvarez faces charges of trafficking, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and heroine, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

The Hall County School District has launched an investigation following the arrest.

Words: Brad Marshall

Featured Image Credit: Hall County Sheriff

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