UPDATE: Jamestown teacher faces 10 drug-related charges

Amy Tarno, 45, Jamestown, ND
Amy Tarno, 45, Jamestown, ND(KVLY)
Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 1:32 PM CST
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JAMESTOWN, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Bond has been set at $10,000 for a Jamestown teacher who was arrested after police found various drugs in her home.

The Stutsman County Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at Amy Tarno’s home on the morning of February 14. During the search, officers located approximately 30 grams of methamphetamine, 17 grams of marijuana, several THC edibles, 138 Methadone pills, 3 Hydrocodone pills, 10 Diazepam pills, a Clonazepam pill, and approximately 4 doses of LSD.

Drug paraphernalia was also located, including glass pipes and coffee filters with crystal residue. Court documents say the meth was stored in several baggies near a digital scale and $260 in cash was also confiscated. A deputy at the scene says the meth has a street value of approximately $1,000.

In an interview with investigators, Tarno admitted to having meth and marijuana in her basement. Court documents say Tarno denied selling meth, but said when certain friends come over, they use the drugs.

Tarno denied knowing anything about the LSD or methadone and said she has a prescription for the hydrocodone and clonazepam. When asked about the coffee filters, Tarno told officers they were from manufacturing meth approximately 13 years ago. She claimed that her significant other at the time manufactured meth, but said she didn’t know how to.

Tarno is facing 10 drug-related charges in Stutsman County, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the Jamestown High School website, Tarno is a Business Education Instructor. She has been placed on administrative leave pending the drug investigation.