Sapulpa Police: Heroin, Syringes Found In Teacher's Purse
SAPULPA, Oklahoma - A Sapulpa 2nd grade teacher was arrested on drug and embezzlement complaints Monday, May 1 at Holmes Park Elementary. Court records show the assistant superintendent called police after the teacher, Megan Nicole Sloan, left her Facebook account open on another teacher's computer.
Administrator Johnny Bilby told police the second teacher could see a conversation where Sloan was talking about using and selling heroin as well as pawning items that belonged to the school, an affidavit states.
Police say Sloan was questioned and admitted using drugs even before they searched her purse and found heroin.
"She says her kids have never had access to her purse," said Lieutenant Philip Diehl, Sapulpa Police.
"This particular morning the purse was left in the classroom, because as soon as she arrived at work she was called down to the office, and so she set her purse down and left."
Officers were surprised by what they found in the purse.
"Multiple - I would guess maybe 40 syringes, some empty, some still had liquid in them, some still had needles, some did not," Diehl said.
An affidavit states substances in her purse tested positive for methamphetamine, black tar heroin, and a controlled substance identified as Suboxone.
The school didn't mention the drug arrest in a letter to parents telling them a substitute would take over the class.
The arrest and resulting mugshot showed Sloan has undergone a dramatic physical transformation since pictures posted last summer of her Facebook page. Police said Sloan told them she started with prescription pain killers before moving to heroin.
The purse also contained multiple small empty plastic baggies, multiple small broken and empty balloons commonly used to store narcotics, and two bent metal spoons with burn marks, court records show.
Sloan, 27, remains in Creek County Jail on a $41,000 bond. The affidavit states anticipated charges include three counts of possession or purchasing controlled drugs within 1,000 feet of a school or in the presence of a child under 12, embezzlement and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Diehl also said Sloan admitted taking two iPads and field trip money from the school - to get money to buy more drugs.
Police have Sloan's phone, and they plan to search that. She has no prior criminal history.