Former school official facing drug charges misses court
Jul. 18, 2017
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge says he's concerned a former dean of students at a New Hampshire high school charged with drug possession was lying after she didn't show up for jury selection for her trial.
Rekha Luther was arrested in 2016 and charged with possession of fentanyl and illegal steroids at the school. Prosecutors said that Luther missed two court dates over the last month, including one for jury selection.
WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2tCU0Ag) Luther told her lawyer that she was out of the country, but prosecutors said she never left the state.
Her father, Neville Pereira, said that Luther planned to go to England for a heroin treatment program that's not available in the United States, but those plans fell through.
The judge set bail at $40,000 cash, saying Luther can be released into a full-time treatment facility with certain conditions.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com