St. Cloud High School athletic director charged for selling marijuana bonds out of jail

By Brian McBride, Around Osceola

The St. Cloud High School athletic director arrested and charged Friday for selling marijuana bonded out of the Osceola County Jail.

Matthew W. Milton posted two bonds, one for $2,500 and one for $150, jail officials said.

For allegedly selling marijuana, Milton Friday was arrested and charged by the St. Cloud Police Department.

According to a police department press release, at about 9:30 a.m., Milton, 30, was arrested on a warrant out of the St. Cloud Police Department and charged with the sale and delivery of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to sell or deliver. The press release did not state if Milton was selling the drugs on the high school campus.

According to Osceola County School District officials, Milton was hired as a physical education teacher at the high school in 2006. He was promoted to athletic director in 2011. He has been reassigned from his duties, district officials said.

“He’s considered a teacher so he doesn’t work in the summer, but when he comes back the reassignment will stay unless everything is cleared up by then,” said district spokeswoman Dana Schafer.

Milton was an assistant wrestling coach under former Bulldogs coach and athletic director Vic Lorenzano and he took over the program in 2007 when former St. Cloud Principal Pam Tapley would not allow Lorenzano to hold a head coaching position while he was the athletic director. One of Milton’s wrestlers, Frank Cousins Jr., won back-to-back Class 2A state championships in 2009-10 and earned a Big Ten scholarship.

The investigation in this case is ongoing.