Former Water Valley teachers sentenced to Drug Court

Published 3:42 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Two Water Valley former teachers indicted last year for buying prescription drugs from a student were sentenced to Drug Court Tuesday by a 17th Circuit Court judge.

Alana Harris and Jill Todd pleaded guilty Tuesday to enticing a minor to commit a felony. The two former teachers will be placed into the 17th Circuit Court District Drug Court program and will be under court supervision for up to five years.

Once they successfully complete Drug Court, according to state statute, Harris and Todd can petition the court to have their record expunged.

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Circuit Court Judge Jimmy McClure ordered that the two women cannot teach or sponsor any school events while under the court’s supervision.

The two women were arrested and indicted by a grand jury in October 2017 for buying prescription drugs to a minor student, including Lortab and Adderall. The minor was not charged and was viewed by the District Attorney’s Office as a victim in the case.

Todd worked at Davidson Elementary with kindergarten through second-grade students and Harris taught seventh-grade English during the time of the drug sales. They were both fired after their arrests.