Aynor High School teacher arrested for manufacturing, distributing cocaine

    Robert Johnson

    AYNOR, SC (WPDE) A business technology teacher at Aynor High School, Robert Dean Johnson, has been arrested and charged with manufacturing, distributing and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records.

    Johnson was released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday on a personal recognizance bond.

    On Sept. 8, Horry County's Narcotics Unit was conducting a joint investigation with the U.S. Postal Service Inspector when a suspicious package arrived at the Aynor Post Office, according to a police report.

    The report said that an Horry County police canine smelled the suspicious package and gave a positive alert. Officer said in the report that after opening the package, they found one bag of a crystal like substance and that it tested positive for methamphetamine.

    Also in the report, police said around 4 p.m. the same day, they saw Johnson walk into the post office and get the package. Police then stopped him outside the post office, questioned him about the package and then arrested him because he told police he knew the package had methamphetamine in it and that it was his package.

    Johnson was hired in 2007 as a substitute teacher, according to Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton.

    He became a teacher in 2009 at Aynor High School. He was placed on administrative leave, Britton said.

    He was Aynor High School's teacher of the year in 2012.

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