Stephanie A. Laslocky, 32, of 3 Chatham St., Gardner, was charged with possession of a Class B drug and possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute.
Class B drugs include cocaine; Oxycontin, codeine, amphetamines and methamphetamines, according to the website http://www.masscriminaldefense.com.
Sean T. Turner, 22, of Athol, was also arrested on the same charges, Minns said.
Laslocky did not immediately return a telephone call asking for comment Saturday evening.
The North Worcester County Drug Task Force and the State Police Gang Unit served a search warrant at Laslocky’s home about 5 p.m., Minns said.
“It was pretty uneventful other than she’s a teacher,” he said.
Further details were not immediately available.
Superintendent of Schools James R. Jolicoeur said he learned about Laslocky’s arrest on Friday and planned to contact School Committee members Saturday evening.
“It’s a personnel issue so I can’t comment too much on details but I did meet with (Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey) Friday afternoon on the situation,” Jolicoeur said.
Laslocky has been place on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated, he said.
“She will not be at school on Monday morning,” Jolicoeur said.
Jolicoeur said he had a teacher arrested on drug charges when he worked in the Marlboro school system and followed the same procedure.
“Yes, and we’ve taken the same action until the case of the employee was resolved,” he said.
Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella, who is chairman of the School Committee, said he was disappointed to hear of Laslocky’s arrest.
It does not reflect on other teachers in the English Department or the school, Mazzarella said.
“There is no indication that she was selling to minors at this point or to anybody who was a student or staff there as far as we know,” he said.
A spokesman for the state police was not immediately available for comment Saturday evening.
Ward 4 School Committee member Lynn M. Gaudet and at-large committee member William A. “Bill” Comeau declined comment when reached at home.
Neither had been briefed by Jolicoeur yet and said they do not know Laslocky.
“I don’t have any knowledge of the incident so I’m not going to comment on it,” Gaudet said.
Other School Committee members, and principal Thomas R. Browne were unavailable for comment.
The School Committee is not scheduled to meet until May 7.