Ada Public Schools teacher arrested in meth sting

ADA, OKLAHOMA - A growing number of parents in Ada said they are concerned after an Ada Middle School teacher was arrested on drug charges.

Ada Police said detectives have been watching 42-year-old Deborah Morrison for a while now but said they got their break during a sting operation Thursday and arrested the Ada Middle School teacher as she was buying methamphetamine.

Residents near Ada public schools said they were shocked to find out about Morrison's arrest.

Ada Public School grandparent Chad Hamilton said, "It's really a concern for all parents now, this is just turning up too much."

Police said they organized a sting operation Thursday where they caught Morrison red-handed trying to buy meth.

"They were basically able to set up a meeting between the suspect and informant and Ada police detectives were able to participate in that and that is how they were able to identify the suspect and make the arrest," Ada police officer Mark Bratcher said.

"Ms. Morrison was someone we have looked at in the past and she got caught up in the operation and got arrested," Ada police chief Mike Miller said.

Police said Morrison was booked into the Pontotoc County Justice Center and was charged with endeavoring to purchase methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a park.

"Its my understanding that once she was questioned she admitted to being involved," Bratcher said.

According to an affidavit obtained by KXII, Morrison did admit to using the drug, but only for recreational purposes.

Morrison is currently out on bail but Ada Middle School principal Bryan Harwell would not comment on whether Morrison would be allowed to continue teaching.

"I think she should be fired," Hamilton said.

"She worked in the school system and that's a pretty big deal if you are using drugs," Chief Miller said. "We are happy we finally caught her."

Parents said they expect a teacher to be a role model for their kids and situations like this are cause for concern.

"He's a precious little fellow to me and I certainly dont want someone to try to entice him to use drugs," Hamilton said.

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  • by Biffco Location: Dallas on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    How is someone who rips a few hits off the bong at the end of the day to unwind any different from someone doing the same thing with a beer or a glass of wine? Or someone who takes an aspirin to knock out a headache. All of these people are "taking drugs" to feel better and better cope with the slings and arrows of life. So why does only one of them deserve to go to jail?
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      by concerned mom on Jan 29, 2012 at 08:45 AM in reply to Biffco
      you live in dallas not ada ok my children go to this scool district and they don,t even drug test thier employees at the school district and ada is full of meth heads that is far from taking a asprin. our school board is sorry and will not do their job of course when an attorny on the school and he's the head one.nothing get's done.sounds like you took a few hits off your bong talking drug slang or maybe your kin to the meth head teacher in ada ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Dec 7, 2011 at 04:50 PM
    If they allow this meth head woman to continue teaching, the parents should have their children pulled from her class. Meth heads are dangerous people and shouldn't be around kids.
  • by QUALLS on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:12 AM
    and my suggestion for keeping high people off the road is to require random drug testing from car insurance companies for people to keep their insurance and to be able to drive a car you must have insurance and so therefore if you are not drug free, quess what, you CAN'T DRIVE!!!! that would keep more druggies off the road!!
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      by high horse on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:51 PM in reply to QUALLS
      My suggestion is that insurance companies should randomly test for poor eyesight, obesity, ill health, inability to focus on tasks, inability to properly punctuate sentences!!!! That would keep the wrong types off the road!......or, they could just go by driving record and let the personal lives of their customers remain private even if many seem to think that is a radical idea.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 at 09:09 AM
    for your information i don't condone any of those behaviors while driving and actually concentrate on my driving and the road ahead all the while seeing others not paying attention and weaving and texting and these high people need to get off the road and the strongest drug i ever take is an aspirin (very rarely)! contrary to what drug users think, there are a lot of people out there who dont USE DRUGS!!
  • by QUALLS on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:17 AM
    all you people stating she is fine walking around high on meth, (which is rat poison, draino, lighter fluid and all other crazy kinds of chemicals) might change your mind when she is out driving her car and accidently kills one of your family members. three people high on meth just had a bad wreck out at oil center a few weeks ago. do you think it can't happen to you? that your grandbaby could be an innocent victim sitting in a car seat and someone high on meth or crack might hit them and kill them???
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      by high horse on Nov 29, 2011 at 12:41 PM in reply to QUALLS
      And you could be busily driving/typing a text into your phone and kill me or mine, too. Or, you could be older and have failing eyesight and reaction time and drive over the curb and into my living room. Or you could be trying to dip your french fry into the ketchup while making a left turn. Or you could be trying to strap your kid back into the seat belt and veer off the road.....So should we imprison you for what you MIGHT do, or stick with prosecuting those who actually DO something that is harmful to the community without regard for the personal failings that are contributing factors? With the tons of drugs being ingested on a daily basis, legal or not, the vast majority of people are apparently able to cope. Were that not true you would have carnage everywhere every day. Those who would sacrifice liberty in the name of safety deserve neither, as some wise guy once said.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:24 AM in reply to high horse
        Anyone who encourages others or excuses others to engage in irresponsible behavoir is acutally doing something that is harmful to the community. I think it's called preventative maintenance. To be imprisoned is not a concern for those who choose to not engage in illegal activities.
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          by high horse on Nov 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to
          I wasn't excusing ANYONE'S behavior, I was suggesting we prosecute people for the consequences to the community as a result of their failures. If you cause harm or damage to others, regardless of the reasons, you should pay equally. If that means you were high or fill in the blank, what difference does it make? You want to single out those that do something you look down upon, but if one of your failings resulted in equal harm and had the same legal consequences I have no doubt you'd change your tune. If you caused an accident due to carelessness and were treated the same as a person who was under the influence, that would be fair and equal treatment. Your actions had equal consequences. Liberty and personal responsibility are the answers, not selective outrage and self righteousness. Tyranny doesn't always come at the end of a bayonet. More often people surrender to their fears and self anointed piety.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 05:02 AM in reply to high horse
        Your outrage, self righteousness, fear, and peity are all directed to your desire to use drugs! The surface reason is to protect us from tyranny. Check the job description for entry into a drug cartel. Bet you qualify. Also bet none of the leadership are users. "Liberty and personal responsibility are the answers". I agree. It is liberating to know that drug use is not good and personal responsibility demands that we avoid poor judgement. Anyone who will subject themselves to the penality of illegal activity is not exercising good judgement. Give me liberty or give me death is another old quote of major significance. To be liberated from the perils of dope use is a goal worthy of persuit.
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          by high horse on Dec 1, 2011 at 09:26 AM in reply to
          I have never done more than occasional pot use and haven't done that in nearly 20 years, not that it makes one bit of difference in the argument. The issue is liberty versus tyranny which you barely address only to contradict yourself, sometimes within a single sentence! You apparently think of yourself as an authority on my thoughts and values which rivals your grasp on drug cartels. They aren't users? Hah! But, when you can't argue with logic and consistency, best to create personal faults within the side defeating yours with logic. It is liberating to know the effects of drug use and to be free to make the judgement as to whether or not it is something you choose to do in your own life without holier than thou know it alls deciding for you based upon their self proclaimed superior morals and knowledge about your personal life. To be liberated from the delusion that you have the right to dictate your values and morals on others private lives without regard for the shallow depths in which they dwell is a goal worthy of pursuit. And you think I'M the stoner in this argument? Delusion comes from many sources, drug or personality among them.
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          by Biffco on Dec 13, 2011 at 08:04 AM in reply to
          Well, I call on you to stop drinking coffee, as it is a drug that fosters dependence. Also no more beer or wine for you. No more aspirin, antibiotics, or pharmaceuticals of any kind. They all cause dependence and foster spiritual weakness. Also no prayer. Constantly asking some higher power to take care of your problems is a kind of dependence too, isn't it?
  • by Brooke Location: Ada on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    Ms. Morrison was my teacher..and when I found out about this I didn't know what too think.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 at 02:05 PM in reply to Brooke
      She must have been doing meth on the day she taught the diffeence between "to" & "too".
  • by Biffco Location: Dallas on Nov 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM
    The biggest assumption I see on this comment board is that people who "do drugs" are bad people. That is rarely the case. Most people who "do drugs" are also doing their jobs, raising families, building careers, advancing society. Too many have bought into the government lie that "illegal drug use" immediately makes you the scum of the earth and deserving of the full force of every judgement, prejudice and bigoted action that society can throw at you. People use all different kinds of coping mechanisms in private to handle modern life. As long as no one is being affected but the coper, why is it anybodies business but theirs?
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      by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 03:43 AM in reply to Biffco
      "As long as no one is being affected but the coper, why is it anybodies business but theirs?" It's not! If the coper has a modicum of common sense, no one will ever know! Copers want or demand to be acknowledged and recognized openly as good citizens in spite of their weakness. It's an internal spiritual problem. Remove the need to cope. Fix the problem not the symptom. You obviously have a superiority complex.
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        by Biffco on Nov 22, 2011 at 08:07 AM in reply to
        It's not a complex if you're actually superior.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:15 AM in reply to Biffco
          Now there's a can of worms!
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        by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:20 PM in reply to
        I don't see how wanting to be treated as an equal citizen under the law is a symptom of some 'spiritual weakness'. It could be said that an overwhelming need to pass judgment on others private actions and ideals is a sign of spiritual weakness. I know they can because I just did. I find that those most adamant about cracking down on others actions secretly have an always present fear that they will lose control over their own desires to do the thing they rail against the most. If I can't do it and cope, why should anyone else get to? Just talk to a guy leaving an AA meeting if you doubt me.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:13 AM in reply to
          Lack of fortitude to abide under the law is weakness. Equal treatment would be for all to be treated the same in accordance with the law. Private actions will not be known and therefore, no judgement rendered. Cracking down on others actions will not occur if others are not harmed. No law will be made if there is not evidence of harm to others. It makes sense to me that anyone can do anything they wish so long as they are willing to suffer the consequences if the activity is deemed inappropriate or unlawful. And then, only if they get caught!
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          by to anonymous on Nov 26, 2011 at 04:53 PM in reply to
          Lack of fortitude to abide under the law is weakness? You would have made a poor American Revolutionary. You should not be persecuted because the thing you do in private is looked down upon by the majority who have their own preferred ways. And when the majority want the thing you do made legal, as is the case today with pot, you have a duty to insist the laws be changed. Our government today is as far removed from the public as was King George at the time of the Revolution. He didn't have the cajones to put as many rules and regulations on his subjects as we willingly allow our government to place upon us today out of fear and self righteousness.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 05:21 AM in reply to
          You just can't grasp the thing you do in private is no one's business and shouldn't be aired publicly and therefore not persecuted! The revolution created representative gov't. There is no King. The majority doesn't want pot legalized. By the way, I'm all for the survival of the fitest and all about removing laws and regulations. I would enjoy dealing with druggies without them being protected by laws!
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          by to anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 at 03:37 PM in reply to
          You apparently don't grasp that what you do in private is forced into the public through invasive search and seizure laws and drug testing. The laws enacted in the name of the drug war allow law enforcement to do just about anything they want based on odors detectable only to trained dogs. You don't even have to be in possession, the fact a dog detects and odor is sufficient to justify a search of your person and property. You can be a model employee and citizen, but if you test positive for marijuana use you can be denied employment and services. What you do in private is not private. Between the Drug war and Terror War there is no such thing as privacy. You also are unaware that a recent Gallup poll showed that just over half of those polled said marijuana use should be decriminalized.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:51 AM in reply to
          Those without guilt have little concern about the invasive laws you describe. I'll not critize Gallup, but they didn't poll me, nor have I ever talked to anyone they have polled! What you do in private is private if you have enough sense to not place yourself under suspicion. White collar criminals are professional at avoiding suspicion. Time and their own pride normally ferret them out. We the people demanded rights to alcohol. Boy that has really worked out well! Two wrongs still don't make a right.
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          by high horse on Nov 29, 2011 at 08:21 AM in reply to
          Anonymous, you have the far too common lack of respect for hard won rights. Invasive laws should concern everyone because they infringe upon the individual to live their life freely. History proves that people will seek power and people in power will seek to control those over whom they have power. Whether it is with the intention of doing good or harm, control over individuals is evil and ends in harm. Those who don't care because they only go after those that do things of which he does not approve needs to only wait because they will eventually get around to him. And if you don't think they control you now and practically every aspect of your life, you are asleep. The point about the tyranny of King George and the current government is right. Tyranny by the majority is still tyranny, especially when the majority is actually a small minority but who bother to vote. And most of those who vote have no idea what is taking place in the past, present and likely in their future. We are a nation of serfs working to serve the debt incurred by self serving elites seeking to enrich themselves by buying your vote with all the goodies to which they have convinced most they are entitled to have. You have no choice. Call the IRS if you doubt me.
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          by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 at 07:00 AM in reply to
          Where is this utopia where individuals live their lives freely? I know a little about the price of freedom! Who picks the leader of the pack? That small minority who choose to vote have enough wisdom to see the irresponsiblily of those who don't. There is no culture where boundaries are not set. Individual power and desire for control sucks! Steadfast rules to maintain moral principles and social integrity are paramount to the survival of societies. There are "governments" pumping dope into our country knowing that we can only be defeated from within. They are the epitome of power seekers using our weakness. Unlike you, I have choice. I will not be calling the IRS.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 18, 2011 at 04:25 AM
    Addictive drugs and behavoir are progressive. We all have the the right to destroy ourselves by any means available. What is done behind closed doors is not our business. Addictive drugs and behavoir don't stay behind closed doors. To mind your own business is good advice. Poor judgement escalates if not checked. Nip it in the bud is good advice. The end does not justify the means. Drug use is a poor choice for most.
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      by high horse on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:35 AM in reply to
      Obviously there are millions of people doing addictive (to some, not all) drugs behind closed doors on a fairly regular basis. It's a multi-billion dollar business because there are a LOT of people who manage to maintain an income legally to pay for the stuff with discretionary income. If everyone who did those drugs were unable to cope, there wouldn't be nearly as much money available to buy them. The losers who become addicted and turn to other crime to support their habit would likely be losers for some other reason even if illegal drugs never existed. There is no justifiable reason to continue the drug war which is a bigger problem than the problem it was intended to address, and the infringements upon individual rights that are at the heart of the war on drugs is reason enough to end it.
  • by Zyklon B Location: The Voice on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:05 PM
    Methasaurus Wrecks
  • by high horse on Nov 17, 2011 at 02:02 PM
    Was this teacher doing her job or not? If she was a terrific teacher who did drugs in her private life and the teacher in the room across the hall did not but was a lousy teacher, who would be hurt by the first teacher losing her job? What matters is performance in day to day life. If you are productive and an asset to the community, what you chose to do in your private life should be your PRIVATE life. If you are a drain, what difference does it make why? If you are a failure because you cloud your mind with drugs or with thoughts of moral superiority, you are still a failure and should suffer equal consequences. As with the DUI laws, a careless driver on the phone or a drunk can kill you just as dead and should be treated equally under the law. Judge people for what the do that effects society, not what you think of what they do. Mind your own business!
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