School board member resigns after arrested for trafficking meth

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 A Lancaster County school board member recently resigned after he was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine. 

James M. Brooks, 50, of Lancaster, and another, Carol Jean Broom, 37, of Fort Mill, were arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office early Saturday morning on November 26.

Their vehicle had been pulled over after deputies observed the car swerving in the roadway.

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Following a search of the vehicle, both Brooks and Broom were charged with trafficking methamphetamine 10-28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Brooks was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and simple possession of marijuana.

Letter of resignation from James Brooks:

“We received Mr. Brooks’s resignation from the Board of Trustees this afternoon,” Superintendent Gene Moore said. “His resignation allows the district to move forward. In the coming weeks, we’ll determine the steps needed to fill the vacancy.”

“We’ll meet with election officials this week to make sure we know the timelines required by state law,” Superintendent Gene Moore said. “We’ll share this information with the board during its regular meeting next Tuesday night so the board can make an appropriate decision on filling the vacancy.”