Originally created 01/26/01

Foley sentenced to probation



A former Westside High School teacher arrested in August on multiple drug charges was sentenced to probation in a Columbia County Superior Court on Monday.

Columbia County Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet gave Deborah Lynn Foley, 46, six years probation, a $1,200 fine and ordered her to undergo random drug and alcohol screenings in connection with her Aug. 18 arrest.

Ms. Foley, who now lives in Michigan, pleaded guilty to manufacturing marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with a second arrest Aug. 30, in which a runaway was found in her then Oak Brook Drive home in Martinez.

Before her sentence Ms. Foley read a statement aloud apologizing for actions.

In the statement, Ms. Foley said the incident "drastically changed my life... and I regret the shame I've brought to the Westside High School community."

Ms. Foley was one of six people arrested with authorities raided her Martinez home in August. During the raid deputies seized $616 in cash, marijuana plants, bags in marijuana and 30 MDMA pills - known as "Ecstacy."