In the ‘Weeds’: Kimberly Quach, 48, a San Diego mother-of-two, has been charged with allegedly selling marijuana and pills at her daughter’s private Catholic high school and running a drug den out of her home
A San Diego mother-of-two has been charged with allegedly selling marijuana and pills at her daughter’s private Catholic high school and running a drug den out of her home.
Kimberly Quach, 48, was arrested on September 28 and booked on dozens of felony counts, including providing marijuana to a minor over the age of 14; employing a minor to sell or carry marijuana; selling or providing the drug Suboxone to a minor and selling or providing Xanax to a minor.
Suboxone is a controlled substance used to treat opioid addiction, while Xanax is a popular anti-anxiety medication.
Other charges against Quach include child abuse, theft by false impersonation and operating a drug den.
According to police, the incidents that landed Quach behind bars occurred between January 1 and the day of her arrest last month.
Quach has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her and remained jailed Friday at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee on $200,000 bail.
Her next court appearance is scheduled for November 29. If convicted, she could face more than 60 years in prison.
Cathedral Catholic High School Principal Kevin Calkins sent an email to parents notifying them about Quach’s arrest on drug charges.
Quach’s daughter is a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School (pictured), which is a private institution where tuition costs $16,500 a year
‘Officers working the case believe there are CCHS students who may be witnesses or who may have information that would assist their investigation,’ the letter read in part.
Court documents cited by the San Diego Union-Tribune state that Quach’s suspected drug-dealing activities went beyond her daughter’s school and also targeted high school students in La Jolla, California.
The 48-year-old woman is accused of employing a teenager to sell marijuana to her peers. According to a search warrant, Quach taught the girl how to collect money from customer in cash and through online transactions.
The 48-year-old woman (pictured with her children) is accused of employing a teenager to sell marijuana to her peers
Police launched an investigation into Quach after parents found pills in their child’s room and contacted the authorities.
Court filings suggest that Quach’s $1.3million home on Aster Meadows Place in San Diego, where she lived with her fiance and two children, was well-known among local teens as a place where they could buy and smoke marijuana, and drink alcohol.
Do-gooder: Quach serves as vice president of a non-profit foundation that raises money for at-risk students
When police searched the four-bedroom, three-bath property, they reportedly found marijuana plants drying on tables, planters and grow lights.
Quach’s daughter is a senior at Cathedral Catholic High School, where tuition costs nearly $16,500 a year.
According to her LinkedIn page, Quach serves as vice president of a non-profit foundation that raises money for at-risk students.
Prior to that, the San Diego State University graduate had worked in property management and real estate.
This is not Quach’s first run-in with the law: 10News reported she was arrested two years go on charges of theft. She ended up pleading guilty to writing bad checks and stealing more than $950 from an old friend.