A former York County special-education teacher is now facing trial in Berks County for allegedly transporting nearly $1,000 worth of heroin.

Megan Butler Warner, 39, of the 700 block of Hardwick Place in York City, remains free on $25,000 unsecured bail, charged with the felony of heroin possession with intent to deliver. She also is cited with running a red light.

She was placed on administrative leave from Helen Thackston Charter School in April, when the school first learned of her arrest.

Warner is no longer with the charter school, according to Thackston solicitor Daniel Fennick, who said her one-year contract was not renewed.

At Warner's preliminary hearing Tuesday, Berks County District Judge Ann Young determined enough evidence exists for Warner to stand trial, according to Young's office.

The allegations: Charging documents state that Spring Township Police in Berks County were watching a home there for suspected drug activity on Jan. 19 when they saw a Jeep leave the property.

Officers pulled over the Jeep — driven by Warner — after she ran a red light, documents state.

"She appeared to be extremely nervous as she was talking with (officers)," according to documents, and admitted she had 97 baggies of heroin in her purse with a street value of $970.


For a 'friend': Warner then told police she was transporting the heroin to the York area "to give to a friend ... and that the friend has a heroin problem," documents state. She denied using heroin.

Warner told officers she transported heroin from Spring Township to the suburban York County area "numerous" times, delivering several hundred bags of heroin, police said.

Warner's defense attorney, Curtis Barnes, did not return a phone message seeking comment.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.