Clay County Sheriff’s Office

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MIDDLEBURG, FL — A Clay County District Schools employee has been charged with possession of cocaine following a Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

Douglas Charles Batchelder, a guardian with Clay County District Schools, was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office after detectives received information he was involved in the use of illegal narcotics. Working jointly with the Clay County District Schools Police Department, detectives responded to Middleburg High School and met with CCDSPD Chief Kenneth Wagner and Batchelder.
While there, a CCSO K9 alerted to Batchelder’s vehicle for the presence of an illegal drug. Detectives found a brown wallet in the driver’s side door that contained a white substance that field-tested positive as cocaine.
Batchelder admitted to ownership of the cocaine discovered inside his vehicle and completed a sworn written statement.

Our deputies arrested Batchelder, and he was transported to the Clay County Jail.