LAMS Employee Arrested

Example of a dab pen smoking device. Courtesy image
Los Alamos Daily Post

Police have arrested a Los Alamos Middle School employee for allegedly getting high with two 14-year-old students.

According to the statement of probable cause, School Resource Officer Cpl. James Keene received word May 1 from school administrators that on the day before, LAMS Instructional Assistant Jordan Hammock, 22, of Los Alamos, drove two female students from San Ildefonso Road to the downtown area.

During the ride, Hammock allegedly shared a “dab pen” with the students. The students and Hammock reportedly took turns puffing on the dab pen, which is a long thin smoking device that contains highly concentrated THC. Hammock eventually dropped the students off at El Parasol at 20th Street and Central Avenue, where one of the students reported being so high as to vomit at the restaurant.

According to the statement of probable cause, Hammock said during an interview with police May 2 that she did not give the dab pen to the students but rather one of them picked it up from the center console of her car and that the students each took two “hits” but that she did not take any hits.

LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus addresses the situation this morning with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

“We were on top of this the minute we heard about it,” Steinhaus said. “Ms. Hammock is no longer employed at the school district and we are working directly with the parents of the students involved as well as the students and we are addressing the situation.”

Hammock is charged with:

  • Two counts of distributing a controlled substance to a minor; and
  • Two counts of contributing to the deliquency of a minor.
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