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Westport School Librarian Faces Drug Charges

UPDATED 1/10/11: A Coleytown Elementary School librarian reportedly turned herself in to Westport Police on Wednesday morning after she was allegedly caught on camera stealing prescription medication from a colleague's purse.

Trumbull resident Sarah Spencer, a 22-year school employee, was allegedly caught on a hidden camera, twice, taking prescription painkillers from a teacher's purse in December, Westport Now reported.

According to court records, Spencer, 47, was charged with two counts of sixth-degree larceny, two counts of illegally obtaining a prescription drug (fraud), two counts of possession of narcotics, and two counts of possession of narcotics near a school. She was released on a promise to appear.

Her next court date is set for Jan. 27.

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(This story was updated from a previous version that stated Spencer was a Fairfield resident.)

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