ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- The doctor at the center of a drug ring involving teachers and employees of the Rowan County School District turned himself in Thursday afternoon. Dr. Orrin Walker, a family practice physician in China Grove, allegedly came up with a plan taking involving 25,000 pills of hydrocodone.
Doctor allegedly behind Rowan drug ring arrested
Now all eight indicted suspects have come forward.
Walker surrendered to authorities at the Rowan County Magistrate just before 3 p.m. Now all eight indicted suspects have come forward. Those include Walker's wife Abby, who worked at Bostian Elementary. According to China Grove Police, she recruited six other teachers and co-workers to use their names to fill prescription hydrocodone. The others involved include Meredith Raynes, Alisha Christian, Tammy Eudy, Teresa Seagroves, Summer Thomason and Crystal Maness.
Parents and citizens in Rowan County say they're shocked teachers would take part.
[I m] really uncomfortable knowing that teachers in our district are participating in illegal activities when they're supposed to be examples for our children, said Megan Walker, a parent in the district.
Abby Walker has already resigned and the Rowan-Salisbury School District suspended Kathy Eudy. The district will conduct their own investigation surrounding the rest of the employees involved. In a release, the China Grove Police said this illegal activity did not impact the safety of any child at these schools. Walker's bond has been set at $150,000.
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