Parent charged after child brings marijuana to school

An arrest warrant has been filed for a Brown County woman whose daughter brought marijuana to school, police say.

The incident occurred March 1 of last school year. A police narrative describing the incident was just made public this month after the woman missed a court hearing.

A search warrant was served at the home of Elizabeth Dagley, 42, on March 1 after Brown County Junior High School staff called police, according to a probable cause affidavit by Nashville Police Officer Brian Lucas and former officer Richard King.

Lucas, King and NPD assistant chief Tim True responded to the school. School staff told the officers that another student had reported the marijuana to them.

When asked, the student showed the school counselor the marijuana in her locker, according to the affidavit. She told the counselor that she had taken it from her mom and that her mom “has a place where she keeps her stuff,” the affidavit states.

The student denied using the marijuana or selling it at school.

Later that day, police searched Dagley’s home on Axsom Branch Road and reported finding two digital scales in a bedroom; a homemade pipe on a top shelf in the kitchen; a bong; less than 30 grams of marijuana on top of a dresser in the living room including what was confiscated at the school; multiple pipes and a scale in a box on a shelf; a pipe and a grinder in a dresser top drawer; two quick-hitter pipes on top of a TV stand; and two other quick-hitters that resembled cigarettes.

Police reported Dagley was cooperative throughout the search. The case was forwarded to the prosecutor.

Charges were filed against Dagley on Nov. 9. She failed to appear at her hearing Nov. 28 and a warrant was filed for her arrest.