WASHINGTON - FOX 5 has learned a Montgomery County school counselor is among those arrested in a raid on a D.C. bar two weeks ago.
According to court documents, Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration enforcement officers, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations division, the Second District Club Action Team and the Second District Crime Suppression Team responded to the Mason Inn in Northwest D.C. on Feb. 1 at around 6:45 p.m. Upon their arrival, the officers encountered a vendor table with 102 assorted edibles, five capsules containing brown liquid, nine bags of marijuana and two jars of marijuana.
Joshua Myers, Scott Price and Erin McKenna -- all of Maryland – were arrested during the incident. They have all been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
McKenna is a counselor at Sherwood High School in Olney. When FOX 5 inquired on Wednesday, she was still listed on the school’s website. Montgomery County Public Schools confirmed she was still active at the school. However, later in the evening, Sherwood High School’s principal sent parents a letter home about the incident saying McKenna is on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation.
McKenna has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her. FOX 5 tried reaching out to her for comment, but could not get in direct contact with her despite repeated attempts.
This is the latest raid on D.C. businesses as authorities crack down on so called underground “pot parties” in the District.
On Jan. 24, officers arrested 22 people in a large scale marijuana bust at XO Restaurant and Lounge in Northwest D.C. Investigators seized 17 pounds of marijuana, 10 pounds of edibles and 2 quarts of THC-infused oils, according to officials.
It is legal to possess and gift a limited amount of marijuana, but it remains illegal to sell marijuana.