Austin Elementary Teacher, Two Others Arrested On Drug Offenses

Three Austin residents, including an elementary teacher at Scott County School District 1, were jailed Thursday afternoon for a variety of drug related offenses.

Indiana State Police Troopers, Scott County Deputies and Scott County Community Corrections officials conducted a search at a residence at 3171 Slab Road, east of Austin. During the search, Opana, Oxycontin, Hydrocodone, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were located, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

Arrested at the residence was Harold Matthew Kemp, 42, of that address who was charged with possession of a narcotic substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. Also arrested at the residence was Zackie White, 31, of Austin, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance and visiting a common nuisance.

During the investigation at the residence, officers learned another occupant of the residence was at work and was possibly in possession of additional drugs, Goodin said.

Officers went to the Scott County School District 1, where Laura L. Nowling, 47, of 3171 Slab Road, is an elementary school teacher. Goodin said officers discovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia in her possession. She faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

Kemp and White were incarcerated at the Scott County Jail around 2:30 p.m.; Nowling was booked into the jail at 3:40 p.m.