A teacher in Midland, Texas was sentenced this week to 37 months in prison. Deborah Suzanne Morton, 56, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of distributing drugs to her students. Morton is thankful to God for the opportunity to get clean from her addiction to drugs.
“I’m grateful for the intervention of the federal government because I would probably be dead otherwise,” Morton said. “I had fallen deep into my addiction.”
Morton and four others were arrested in October for dealing in hydrocodone pills in exchange for methadone and marijuana. Morton was ordered by the judge to pay a $7,000 fine and complete 500 hours of drug counseling while serving her prison sentence.