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Jul 9, 2013 7:38 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Ex-teacher's aide accused in 4 drug-related deaths

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - A former Denver-area teacher's aide has been arrested after four people associated with her died between 2008 and 2011 after mixing drugs.

Fifty-year-old Almeda Sullivan, of Centennial, was held without bond Tuesday in Arapahoe County on charges including drug distribution and first-degree murder. Jail records didn't list her lawyer.

Court documents obtained by our sister station, KUSA-TV in Denver show Sullivan worked as a bus driver and teacher's aide for the Cherry Creek School District from late 2003 to mid-May 2005.

Investigators say 21-year-old Carter Lee Higdon, 19-year-old Sierra Renee Cochran, 28-year-old Lindsey Jo Saidy, and 20-year-old Martynas "Tez" Simanskas all had drug-related deaths after associating with Sullivan.

An arrest affidavit says that after Higdon died in 2011, Sullivan allegedly told investigators she sometimes sold her prescription drugs to survive financially.

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