Broken Arrow teacher, youth counselor charged with growing marijuana

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 2:50 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A Broken Arrow elementary school teacher and her youth counselor husband are facing four drug counts in connection with an indoor marijuana growing operation.

33-year-old Becky Ann Meador and 35-year-old Robert Lee Meador were charged Wednesday in Tulsa County District Court.

The couple were arrested after a search by Broken Arrow police reportedly turned up 33 adult marijuana plants and 13 smaller plants under grow-lights with irrigation and plant food on their property. Police also found allucinogenic mushrooms, several weapons and assorted paraphernalia.

Becky Meador was named Teacher of the Year at Park Lane Elementary School just last month.

Robert Meador has worked for the Shadow Mountain Behavioral Health System for several years as a counselor treating children and teenagers with emotional and behavioral problems on an outpatient basis.