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Elementary school teacher accused of tipping off target in drug trafficking sting

Porsha Session, 31, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – An elementary school teacher employed by Broward County Public Schools was charged Tuesday with obstructing a drug investigation, the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice announced in a news release.

According to an indictment, Porsha Session's relative is a detective from the Lauderhill Police Department who was assigned to a drug trafficking investigation.

Authorities said the detective received details from a confidential informant about people involved in the drug trafficking operation, including their phone numbers and what vehicles they drove.

Session, 31, learned about the information that was provided to her relative and made numerous phone calls to one of the targets of the investigation, warning that person that he or she was being monitored by law enforcement, the indictment said.

Authorities said Session also told the person that an inside source was providing information to detectives.

Authorities said the target changed their phone number in an attempt to avoid being detected by law enforcement.

The confidential informant was “moved for his or her safety,” authorities said.

Session faces up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of obstructing an official proceeding.

A Broward County Public School District spokeswoman declined to comment on the indictment, but said that Session is a fourth grade teacher at Deerfield Beach Elementary School, where she has worked since July 2015.

Session previously worked at Cypress Elementary School and Deerfield Park Elementary School.

She was released from jail Tuesday after posting bail.