Tullahoma City Schools band director investigated for child exploitation, drugs

Martin McFarlane (Courtesy: Coffee County Sheriff's Office)

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 has learned a Tullahoma City Schools band director is not only under investigation for drug charges but also child exploitation.

Martin McFarlane was booked into the Coffee County jail Thursday night and was suspended from his position without pay before he resigned, effective immediately, Friday afternoon.

According to a release from the director of schools, Tullahoma police found marijuana at his home while assisting the FBI in the child exploitation case.

He faces one charge of manufacturing, delivering, selling, or possession of an illegal drug and an unlawful drug paraphernalia use and activity charge.

He has since been released on bond.

According to Tullahoma City Schools, McFarlane contacted the school system to notify them of his arrest Thursday night. He started working for Tullahoma City Schools in 2015 and is a 2004 graduate of Tullahoma High School. He was a band director for Wilson County Schools previously.