Riverside university employee arrested for allegedly providing fentanyl to students

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — An worker at a Riverside faculty for college students with exclusive requirements was arrested for allegedly distributing fentanyl to college students, Eyewitness Information has realized.

Melissa Harloam-Garrison, 46, was arrested this week on suspicion of delivering the drug to pupils at Bright Futures Academy, a non-public school serving kindergarten to 12th quality students. Harloam-Garrison is the daughter of the school’s main functioning officer, Eyewitness News has figured out.

Riverside law enforcement say officers were at the campus Tuesday all over 4:30 p.m. and were contacted by university personnel about an worker potentially giving fentanyl to pupils.

Police figured out a scholar had just lately overdosed on suspected fentanyl the week just before at their dwelling in another metropolis.

A university investigation exposed an personnel – who operates as a bus driver and campus protection – was considered to have dispersed the fentanyl to learners on campus, together with to the pupil who overdosed, according to police.

Law enforcement identified the personnel as Harloam-Garrison. RPD stated she lives in a cottage on faculty assets with her spouse.

A search of Harloam-Garrison’s property found additional than 100 suspected fentanyl supplements, two handguns and a variety of forms of ammunition, according to police.

Harloam-Garrison was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on numerous costs, including possession of narcotics for sale, sale of narcotics to minors, possession of controlled substances, possession of a firearm on faculty campus and little one endangerment. She is remaining held on $50,000 bail and is because of in courtroom Friday.

Her husband, 58-year-aged David Garrison, was arrested and booked for possessing a firearm on campus and getting a man or woman prohibited from proudly owning or possessing a firearm. He is getting held on $25,000 bail.

Eyewitness News reached out to the school for comment, but has not been given a reaction so significantly.

The investigation is ongoing.

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