A judge has granted a motion by the Pittsburg County DA's office dismissing two drug charges against a former Haileyville school teacher.
Nathan Cato, 43, was charged in January 2016 with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and unlawful possession of marijuana after his arrest at the school.
Cato was accused of buying the methamphetamine from a student while he was employed as a teacher.
According to court records, the dismissal of the charges followed two court rulings suppressing the use of statements Nathan Cato made prior to his arrest.
In a court filing, Cato's defense attorney stated police had violated his client's "constitutional rights.”