Local teacher arrested on drug charges


Friendswood police arrested Timothy Todd Porter, 45, of League City, for delivery of a controlled substance, involving steroids and cocaine. He was arrested at his League City home around 6:30am Wednesday.

Porter's charges include three felony delivery of a controlled substance charges in Harris and Galveston counties. A $10,000 bond has been set on the Galveston County charge. Bond information relating to the Harris County charges is pending.

Two other men are also in custody and have been charged. Geoffrey Winlock Taunton, 45, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and Joshua Todd Decker, 21, is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Taunton was stopped as he was leaving Porter's home and Decker was inside the house when the search warrant was served. An 18-year-old Friendswood Clear Springs student, who arrived at the residence driving Porter's vehicle, was released without charges.

Friendswood police say Porter is a physics teacher and volleyball coach at Clear Springs High School. Internet websites also indicate that Porter is involved with local area youth volleyball programs and clubs.

Following the local arrests in League City, US Drug Enforcement agents in Dallas executed a search warrant at a Dallas area compounding pharmacy connected to the case. Around 9:30am, federal agents raided the Healing Hands Compounding Pharmacy located in Murphy, Texas. The Healing Hands Compounding Pharmacy website lists Joe Gallucci, R, Ph, as the pharmacist/owner and Michael Morgan, as the business manager/owner. Police say the pharmacy will be the focus of a continuing federal investigation and it is possible that some officials at the company could face federal charges.

The Friendswood Police Department urges parents to talk with their high school age children to determine if any improper student-educator relationships may exist, including possible steroid use and sales involving student athletes. Parents are urged to contact Officer Lisa Price at 281-996-3313.

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