Thomas Price, principal of Branson High School in Ross, a prestigious Marin County, California private high school was busted October 3 at Hyatt Place Sacramento/Rancho Cordova (the valley) with heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and an unresponsive 21-year old Brittney Hall when police arrived at his hotel room door.
This is another Loyalty Traveler GrawliX-Files case with a high school principal too high for school from an over the top birthday celebration at Hyatt Place.
Police responded to a Friday, October 3 call from the woman’s boyfriend who narked on the couple and gave their location at the Hyatt Place. Police confirmed Thomas Price was a guest at the hotel. When police arrived at the hotel room, there was a considerable delay before Mr. Price opened the door. The police found Ms. Hall passed out on the bed and unresponsive. When she did not respond to their calls to wake up, police entered the room and physically woke up the woman. Quantities of several types of drugs were found littered around the room.
Mr. Price and Ms. Hall were both booked on drugs charges and possession of methamphetamine with intent to sale.
Price was released the next day on $75,000 bail. He resigned from his school administrator position last week. News media descended on the $40,000 per year tuition private high school last Monday after the story broke.
The back story is Thomas Price celebrated his 54th birthday on Thursday, October 2, the day before his arrest at the Hyatt Place Rancho Cordova. Police received a call from a man on Friday around noon who asked that they check on his girlfriend Brittney who was in a Rancho Cordova hotel room doing drugs with Price, who he named to police.
Brittney Hall remains in jail, unable to post $75,000 bond. She has a pending DUI case from 2014 too.
Hall’s ex-boyfriend (my assumption) remains unidentified.
Former high school principal Thomas Price is married and his wife is the head of another private school, Prospect Sierra School in El Cerrito, California.
My question is where did the Branson School think Principal Price was spending his Friday during a school day when he was hanging out with his young girlfriend tossing speedballs 100 miles away at the Hyatt Place Rancho Cordova?
Hey principals! Leave those drugs alone.
Ross principal found with drugs, passed-out woman, police say (SFGATE.com)
Woman arrested with Marin principal remains in custody (video)
By Bill Lindelof and Ed Fletcher – Sacramento Bee