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Eisenhower Middle teacher faces drug, obstruction charges


Published:   |   Updated: January 21, 2014 at 09:13 PM

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County middle school teacher was released from jail over the weekend after her arrest Saturday on charges including obstruction of justice, falsely reporting the commission of a crime and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Roxanne Lynn Reamer, 39, 2538 Wrencrest Circle, Valrico, was released Sunday after posting $2,500 bail, jail records show. All of the charges are first-degree misdemeanors.

Reamer is a teacher of students with varying exceptionalities at Eisenhower Middle School in Gibsonton. She has worked with the Hillsborough school district more than eight years and makes $42,870 a year, according to district personnel records.

Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies arrested her at her home at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. They were there to arrest Joseph Landreth, 45, on outstanding warrants. Landreth was wanted on warrants charging him with dealing in stolen property, grand theft and providing false information to a pawn broker.

During the arrest, deputies had a confrontation with Reamer, who tried to conceal Landreth’s whereabouts, though she was aware he was wanted on the felony charges, deputies said.

She told deputies Landreth broke into her residence, but deputies later learned he did not break into the apartment and that he had lived there for the past four months.

Deputies said Reamer refused to comply with orders to put her hands behind her back. Additionally, they saw a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in plain view at her home, along with drug paraphernalia. Landreth also was charged with marijuana possession. He remained in the Hillsborough County jail. Bail had not been set.

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