Metro teacher arrested after flushing weed down toilet

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 10:06pm
Staff reports
Jayna Binion

A Metro Nashville Public Schools teacher is facing drug charges after she allegedly flushed marijuana down the toilet when she heard police knocking on her door, police said.

South Precinct detectives on Wednesday night charged Jayna Binion, 28, who works at A.Z. Kelley Elementary School, with evidence tampering, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives said they were looking for Binion’s boyfriend, Rahman Pugh, who was wanted on outstanding drug warrants, when they saw him leaving the area of Binion’s home on Ruddell Lane.

While arresting Pugh, officers said they noticed that he smelled strongly of marijuana. They followed up at Binion's home where they smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from an open window. Detectives knocked repeatedly on the door, but it took Binion several minutes to respond, police said.

Officers found empty glass jars containing marijuana residue during a search, police said. Processed marijuana was found floating in an upstairs toilet bowl. Police said Binion later admitted to flushing the marijuana in an effort to get rid of it.

Binion’s bond was set at $3,500, police said.

6 Comments on this post:

By: slzy on 7/9/09 at 8:59

legalize it.

the illegals can go home and raise a cash crop.

gang activity would decrease.

alcohol and tobacco consumption would drop.

einstein commenting on alcohol prohibition said when laws are unenforcable,respect for all laws decrease.

might even decrease corruption in law enforcement.

By: idgaf on 7/10/09 at 5:55

Sounds like a weak case but it looks good in the paper.

I suspect when this is all over the city (us) will owe her a lot of money.

By: frankbrown on 7/10/09 at 6:42

I would put this woman's integrity on the same level with that of a Metro policeman.

By: worldwidechuck on 7/10/09 at 7:41

The whole country needs to get busy worrying about more important things. This mindless prohibition on marijuana is just retarded. The millions lost in taxes and billions spent fighting a losing "war" is just insane. Alcohol destroys lives. Tobacco destroys lives. And guess what? They are regulated and taxed. Enough is enough. Take the money from drug dealers and give it to the Marlboro Company...

By: real_frank_brown on 7/10/09 at 9:48

Once again, I do not agree with the other poster above using my name and that he has admitted is not his real name.

By: P51Jock on 7/10/09 at 6:44

Don't worry real Frank, nobody takes imposter Frank seriously....and least people know who you are now, whether you said it or not. With your name recognition you are a sure bet for election to public office.