MISD Teacher Accused of Selling Drugs Out of Her Home

by Nick Lawton
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - It's not your typical drug dealer. The shocker, it's a teacher. She's accused of selling the dope, out of her home.

That teacher, 56-year-old Deborah Morton, works for Midland ISD.

Investigators say she was buying and selling drugs out of her home just down the road from Alamo Junior High School.

The DEA has been investigating Morton for about three years.

They say she conspired to distribute several drugs including marijuana, hydrocodone, methadone and oxycodone, all from her home. 

Investigators believe she was buying and selling drugs to these former students: 21-year-old David Bonilla, 22-year-old Eric Rodriguez and 20-year-old Christian Porter.

All three are charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school.

Bonilla and Rodriguez are facing other drug possession charges.

Morton remains behind bars. She's facing a slew of charges, including distributing a controlled substance near a school.

If convicted, she could be sentenced up to 40 years in federal prison.

As for those former students, they're facing up to 20 years behind bars.