OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An Osceola County school principal has been arrested in an undercover drug operation.
Partin Settlement Elementary School Principal David Groover was arrested Friday by Osceola Sheriff's deputies.
The OCSO said it launched the investigation after receiving a complaint of drug activity in the 43-year old man's home. During that investigation, Groover provided drugs to undercover officers in his home, deputies said.
He's charged with delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of GHB-controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of GHB-controlled substance, possession of controlled substance - stanololol, possession of cannabis under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
After the arrest, deputies served a search warrant at the home and recovered methamphetamine, marijuana, GHB and drug paraphernalia, according to officials.
Osceola County Public Schools spokeswoman Dana Schafer said Groover is being reassigned to a position that does not involve contact with students.
The school district said it will do its own investigation, in addition to getting the results of the law enforcement investigation.
District officials said Groover has worked for the school district since 1992, serving as a teacher, dean, assistant principal, and was appointed principal of Partin Settlement Elementary School in 2006.
Groover was arrested in 2009 for DUI in Osceola County, but a jury acquitted him three months after the arrest.
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