EDGEWATER, Md. (WMAR) -
Police in Anne Arundel County have charged a former substitute teacher for allegations of providing marijuana to juveniles while taking them to youth church camp.
Police began their investigation into the allegations of Benjamin Siggers in February 2013. At the time the investigation began Siggers was a substitute teacher for AACPS and was immediately terminated when the school system learned of the investigation.
During the investigation, it was revealed Siggers also served as a church group leader/counselor for the Severn United Methodist Church. In April of 2012, Siggers provided transportation for two juvenile males to a camp near Edgewater to participate in the youth group's overnight activities.
While driving the boys to the camp, Siggers produced marijuana and a smoking device, which he shared with them. Siffers was interviewed about these allegations where it was revealed that he had provided and smoke marijuana with the juveniles in his care.
On April 5, the Court Commissioner issued a criminal summons charging Siggers with two counts of contributing to certain condition of child and two counts of possession of marijuana.
A spokesperson for AACPS says Siggers was a substitute teacher for the county between March 2012 and February 2013, and there is no indication that anything happened on school grounds.