Cafeteria Worker Arrested for Narcotics Sale to Juvenile

Published 8:52 am Saturday, January 21, 2023

Forty-five year-old Tymetrica Cohn of Kentwood, LA, was arrested Friday on narcotics charges following a Crime Stoppers tip claiming she was selling drugs to a student, says Chief Jimmy Travis.
Earlier this week, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that a student purchased “edible Marijuana” from a school employee. TPSO Narcotics agents began investigating the complaint and soon identified Cohn as the suspect.
While Cohn was not an employee of the Tangipahoa Parish School System, she was working as a substitute cafeteria worker at Sumner High School at the time of her arrest. According to Superintendent Melissa Stilley, Cohn was employed by ESS, a staffing service used to place substitute employees in schools.
On January 20, 2023, Cohn was arrested and charged with:
(1) count – Possession/Distribution of CDS I
(1) count – Distribution of a CDS in a Drug-Free Zone.
Chief Travis reminds the public and students of the importance of the anonymous P3 tip app for reporting suspicious activity. “The safety and well-being of our students are paramount. We encourage using the 33 app to report anything they feel threatens their ability to learn in a safe environment,” says Travis.
**All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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