Crime

Bourbon schools employee faces drug trafficking charges

Police arrested a Bourbon County schools employee on drug trafficking charges as she arrived at work Monday.

Julie Buchanan, 30, has been charged with two counts of trafficking a controlled substance. She is a staff member at Bourbon Central Elementary School's after-school program, Paris police Lt. Jeff Lizer said.

Police spent about three months investigating allegations that Buchanan dealt methadone, Lizer said. None of the alleged transactions took place on school property.

Buchanan is being held at the Bourbon County jail on a $1,000 bond.

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