Summerville teacher arrested in Ladson

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dan Brown/Independent -- Summerville Elementary School teacher Terri Goldman Wooten appears at a bond hearing last week. --


A Summerville Elementary School teacher was arrested on April 17 on drug charges in Berkeley County.
Terri Goldman Wooten, 49, was arrested at a Ladson residence along with 37-year-old David Eugene Cauthen.
A bond hearing for Wooten and Cauthen was held April 18. Wooten had bond set at $79,000 for distribution of a controlled substance within mile of a school, possession of LSD, possession of a Schedule 4 narcotic (Xanax) and trafficking methamphetamine.
Bond was set at $124,600 for Cauthen, whose legal address is listed as 218 Deer Track Lane in Moncks Corner, although according to BCSO, Wooten and Cauthen share a residence in Ladson where the arrest occurred.
Cauthen's bond was set for distribution of a controlled substance within a half-mile of a school, possession of LSD, possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule 4 narcotic (Xanax), manufacturing methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a search warrant at 1024 Douglas Wayne Road in Ladson on April 17.
Wooten is a fourth grade teach at Summerville Elementary School. Dorchester District 2 Public Information Officer Pat Raynor said that the school district was notified Thursday morning of the arrest.
Raynor said that the district found a replacement teacher for Wooten, and that Wooten will be placed on administrative leave with pay.
“It is district policy to automatically put a teacher on administrative leave with pay, pending due process,” Raynor said. “State law dictates what steps will be taken by the school district going forward.
“Someone at the school will be taking over her class, and doing what is in the best interest of the children.”

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