Teacher Accused of Dealing Drugs to Former Students

By: Jessica James
By: Jessica James

A Midland High School speech and debate teacher has been accused of distributing drugs to former students.

Fifty-six-year-old Deborah Suzanne Morton was taken into custody
Thursday in Lubbock on four counts of possession and distribution
of several controlled substances. Three men were also arrested.

The indictment was unsealed Friday in federal court. Morton is accused of possessing and distributing methadone, hydrocodone pills, marijuana and oxycodone between 2007 and this year. She also is accused of receiving oxycodone from someone under 18 who is not a family member and distributed the drugs from her home, which is within 1,000 feet of Alamo Junior High School.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reported that the school district
place Morton on administrative leave after her arrest. She was in
federal custody in Lubbock.

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