Former Midland High Teacher Admits to Running Drug Trafficking Ring Out of Her Home

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A former Midland High teacher admits to running a drug trafficking ring right out of her home.

56-year-old Deborah Morton plead guilty to the charges.

She was arrested back in October for buying and selling drugs from her home.

Those drugs included everything from marijuana to prescription medications.

The crimes went down directly across the street from Alamo Junior High.

Morton was placed on administrative leave following her arrest.

Police say she committed the crimes with three former students.

Those former students were 21-year-old David Bonilla, 22-year-old Eric Rodriguez and 20-year-old Christian Porter.

The trio is accused of aiding Morton in the drug trafficking ring.

Bonilla, Porter and Rodriguez entered their own guilty pleas in the case on Thursday morning.

No word on when Morton - or those three men - will be sentenced but they face up to 20 years in jail.