Arresting people on drug charges keeps police officers in many states busy. Because Oklahoma is a state that takes a harsh view of these offenses, Law enforcement personnel may place a high priority on drug crimes. While most police arrests do not occur to adults in an educational environment, a female school employee was recently arrested for being under the influence of methamphetamine while working.
Recently, police responded to a complaint from school officials that one of its staff members appeared to be intoxicated. During an interview, police officers allegedly observed that the 42-year-old teaching assistant did not make much sense and seemed to ramble on about different topics. Reportedly, her eyes were dilated and she had difficulty remaining in her seat.
The woman admitted to officers that she had recently used methamphetamine and had been unable to sleep the night before her arrest. When asked, she also admitted that she had drugs inside her backpack. After she granted the officers permission to look in her bag, they allegedly found marijuana, meth and a pipe. She was taken into custody on several offenses, including possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and possessing controlled substances near a school.
Worsening the woman’s case, she has a prior history of meth use, which the officers knew about before they arrested her. She will need a strong defense to come out of her situation without losing her freedom and her career. A criminal defense attorney with experience in these cases can offer valuable assistance to defendants facing drug charges like the ones detailed in this arrest.
Source: KDVR.com, “Oklahoma school employee arrested for being under the influence of meth at work,” May 20, 2018