A TEACHER charged in relation to his alleged involvement in a £32,000 drug deal has been suspended from school.
Michael Younghusband, 30, of Kingswood in Penshaw, appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court last week after being charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine.
Magistrates heard how police uncovered a quantity of the Class A drug after videoing an alleged deal at a car park.
Younghusband’s co-accused, Keith Thomas Brumwell, 28, is alleged to have handed Younghusband a package containing suspected cocaine after meeting near Penshaw Monument on Wednesday, August 21.
Brumwell, of Basingstoke Road in Peterlee, and Younghusband were arrested on a short time later. They have both been remanded in custody.
Younghusband, who teaches at Dene Community School in Peterlee, has been suspended from work ahead of the start of the new term which starts next week.
Caroline O’Neill, head of education at Durham County Council, said today: “All proper processes are being followed.”
The court also heard that a large quantity of cash has also been seized by investigating officers.
A BMW car belonging to Younghusband, and a Land Rover belonging to Brumwell, have also been seized.
Both men are now scheduled to appear at Durham Crown Court on Friday, September 6.