Prosecutors drop charges against former teacher

Thursday, February 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

STILWELL, Okla. (AP) -- Adair County prosecutors have dropped drug trafficking charges against a former Dahlonegah teacher, saying the case against her was too weak.

After a preliminary hearing, Special District Judge David Norman told prosecutors the case against Darlene Littledeer should not go to trial, Assistant District Attorney Faye Teague said Wednesday.

Specifically, there was not enough evidence to connect the drugs to Littledeer, 30, Teague said.

Littledeer's vehicle was outside a house where scales, plastic bags, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found by sheriff's deputies. The woman who lived there, Lisa Woods was arrested and still faces charges.

After deputies saw a person leaving the home, they said, they found both a plastic bag containing a razor blade and a black purse containing $1,142 in the back yard.

Littledeer resigned from her teaching job shortly after her July arrest, officials said.