Sulphur High School teacher arrested on drug charges
MURRAY COUNTY, Okla. (KTEN) —A Murray County man and Sulphur Public Schools teacher has been arrested.
Andrew Swartz was pulled over by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for speeding last week. Troopers performed a probable cause search and found more than $3,000 in cash and over 40 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.
Sulphur Public Schools Superintendent Matt Holder issued a statement to KTEN regarding Swartz's arrest:
"Last week, district administrators learned a Sulphur High School teacher was arrested by law enforcement for a matter that was not school related. The teacher allegedly involved has been placed on administrative leave. Mr. Clete Cole, Sulphur High School principal, has made arrangements to ensure students assigned to the teacher’s class will continue to receive instruction without interruption. There is nothing more important to our district than the health, safety and well-being of our students."
Swartz, 37, is being charged with speeding and trafficking marijuana. He was released on bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.