City Employee Arrested for Getting Student to Sell Pills at School

MIDLAND - A Midland city employee is facing serious charges. He's accused of supplying  prescription drugs to a Midland teen in order to take a cut of the profits.

Investigators say the 15 year-old was selling the pills at school for up to $5.00 a piece.

Court documents allege a Midland city mechanic gave a 15-year-old hundreds of Vicodin pills containing Hydrocodone to sell at school.

34-year-old Sammy Ray Collins is charged with Distribution of a Controlled Substance to a minor and using a minor to distribute within one thousand feet of a school.

According to Midland officials, Collins works for The Service Center Tech for the city. They are reviewing his employment. Officials may put Collins on administrative leave or fire him pending the outcome of the investigation. He is in federal custody in Odessa.

Midland ISD Police received word a teen was selling the drugs at school and called in Midland Police to help in the investigation. Eventually the teen led detectives to Collins.

MISD says the district will take disciplinary action against the student involved.