Police arrested a Conroe ISD teacher on felony drug charges Monday night when they executed a warrant at her Panorama Village home. The 50-year-old woman is accused of selling methamphetamine.
Karen Marie Wilhite is charged with second-degree felony Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams.
Panorama Village Police Chief Joe Scarborough said his agency received credible information that Wilhite was selling methamphetamine from her home on Mid Pines Dr., which resulted in investigators obtaining a search warrant for the residence.
Around 8 p.m., Panorama Village Police Lt. Stewart Hightower and Detective Chris Holcombe searched the Wilhite residence with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit and an MCSO patrol deputy, as well as a K-9 Unit from the office of Pct. 1 Constable Philip Cash. The search uncovered 4 grams of methamphetamine in two plastic bags, scales typical of those used by drug dealers, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia, as well as 2 grams of marijuana. The investigation is ongoing.
Two men were also on location, Chief Scarborough said, but investigators don’t believe they were involved in the alleged illegal activity, and they were not arrested.
Conroe ISD’s official website lists Wilhite as a part-time / substitute teacher.
However, on her LinkedIn professional profile, Wilhite is listed herself as a CISD Special Education teacher since 2014. The profile further states she has taught locally since 2007, but does not specify any other districts or institutions.
Monday night was not Wilhite’s first time in the back of a patrol car. She has previous convictions for Driving While Intoxicated
Wilhite was released on a $3,000 bond by midday on Tuesday.