Hercules Middle High School Teacher Busted With More Than a Pound of Pot and $4,200 in Cash

A school resource officer found the marijuana and rolls of cash in Allen Goodman's car parked in the middle school lot.

From Hercules Police Department: 

On Oct. 24, 2012, at approximately 8:45 a.m., the Hercules Middle High School main office advised the Hercules Police School Resource Officer (SRO) that an employee reported anunattended vehicle, with the engine running, in the Middle School staff parking lot.

The vehicle was described as a grey Honda with no plates. When the SRO arrived she found the described vehicle. The vehicle was unlocked, unattended, with the engine running, and had only paper dealer plates on the vehicle. The SRO requested dispatch run the Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) in an attempt to identify the registered owner.

While waiting for the VIN to come back the SRO checked the glove compartment, looking for anything that would identify the owner of the vehicle.

The SRO found a sandwich baggie containing, a green leafy material; and a second zip lock baggie containing four rolls of cash. A further search of the vehicle revealed a large plastic bag, in the trunk, containing a substantial amount of a green leafy material.

The VIN, and other identifying information found in the car came back to 66-year-old Allen Goodman, of Walnut Creek. Goodman is a teacher at the Hercules Middle School. One of the Administrative Staff requested Goodman come to the main office, where he was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale; possession of more than an ounce of marijuana; and an adult possessing marijuana on school grounds, while the school was in session. Goodman was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

The SRO conducted a presumptive test on the green leafy material and it tested positive for marijuana, and it weighed over one pound. The cash found in the glove compartment totaled$4,200.

This afternoon a search warrant was executed at Goodman’s home, in Walnut Creek. Officers found additional evidence of sales, cultivation of Marijuana, and a large amount of cash. The investigation is continuing.

janet October 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I 2nd that
janet October 30, 2012 at 11:33 PM
He is a very dedicated teacher, and everyone loved him
Labelle December 04, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Glad it was Hercules, worst school in Contra Costa. They put on a nice cover, Everyone should be investigated!!!! A group of pretending adminstrators and counselors. I can't imageine how that slipped by them.
Anonymous March 05, 2014 at 09:36 PM
I have attended HMHS for some time now and I had Mr. Goodman. He was a very......um....PERVY teacher. no lie he has touched up on girls in his classroom. One girl being me.....he is not fit to be teaching if he is like that.
Lyn March 07, 2014 at 02:45 PM
Yes, some of my daughters friends who had him as a teacher also stated that he would step into their "private circle" which made the girls feel uncomfortable. They never complained because they didn't want their grade to drop. As for selling to the students, doubt any of his student "clients" will come forward...


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