Piedmont teacher arrested on complaint of drug possession

Misti Bynum, 37, was arrested last week after Oklahoma City police found a baggie and a straw in her purse that had meth residue, according to a police report.
BY ADAM KEMP akemp@opubco.com Modified: May 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm •  Published: May 7, 2013
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A Piedmont Public Schools teacher accused of drug possession is no longer teaching, according to a student at the high school.

Misti Bynum, 37, was arrested last week by Oklahoma City police on complaints of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia.

Bynum continued to work at the school through Monday, but on Tuesday teachers told students she no longer was teaching, the student said.

Bynum was arrested about 9:20 p.m. April 30 after police found a baggie and a straw in her purse that had meth residue, according to the police report.

Officers observed Bynum leaving a known drug house in the 6800 block of S Ashby Terrace and pulled her over for a broken brake light, according to the report.

One officer saw Bynum's cellphone in the front passenger seat light up from a text message that read: “50 tabs for $400.”

Police searched through Bynum's cellphone and found multiple drug-related messages that indicated she was exchanging Lortab for meth, according to the police report.

The school district website lists Bynum as a first-year English teacher at Piedmont High School. School officials did not return phone calls Tuesday.

Bynum was released May 1 from the Oklahoma County jail on $3,500 bail.

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