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North Forsyth Middle School teacher resigns in wake of drug charges
Alisen Mooney

GAINESVILLE — A North Forsyth Middle School chorus teacher resigned earlier this week after her arrest on Sunday in Gainesville for drug charges, authorities said.

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Alisen Nicole Mooney of north Forsyth faces several counts, including possession of amphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of oxycodone and drug-related objects.

She also has been charged with two counts of possession of controlled substances in connection with her March 22 arrest.

Mooney was released from the Hall County Jail on Monday after posting an $8,800 bond, according to the sheriff’s office, and her case has been sent to Superior Court.

Jennifer Caracciolo, a spokeswoman with for the Forsyth County school system, said Mooney's last day on campus was March 20, but she resigned from her position as a chorus teacher a few days after the arrest, citing personal reasons.

Caracciolo said that the classes will have a long-term substitute until the end of the school year and that an upcoming chorus concert will go as planned. She added that Mooney is a 2005 graduate of North Forsyth High.

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Mooney and a male suspect were arrested about 6:30 p.m. March 22 in the parking lot of Kroger on Jesse Jewell Parkway, north of Gainesville and near Interstate 985.

According to a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office, an off-duty deputy saw the pair consuming drugs in a parked vehicle.

According to sheriff’s reports, the responding deputies searched the car and found 3.5 oxycodone pills, 5.5 buprenorphine pills, half of a tizanidine pill, four tramadol pills, two rolled up dollar bills and an empty package of Suboxon, a drug used to treat opioid dependence.

Arrested along with Mooney was 27-year-old Robert Tyler McClain, also listed as Robert Tyler Woodard, of northern Hall County.

McClain, who the sheriff’s office said likely is Mooney’s boyfriend, was charged with possession of amphetamine and possession of drug objects.