CROWN POINT — The discovery process is ongoing in the criminal case against a former Lake Central High School teacher accused of snorting cocaine in the classroom.
Defense attorney Ray Szarmach told Judge Salvador Vasquez at a court hearing Wednesday that prosecutors provided him more evidence it intended to use in the case against former English teacher Samantha M. Cox.
Szarmach requested more time to review the materials. The judge scheduled a new hearing for May 2.
Cox, 24, of Cedar Lake, was charged with possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia possession after she allegedly snorted cocaine in an empty classroom Nov. 22 at Lake Central High School, court records state.
A video of the alleged cocaine use was posted online and quickly spread on the internet.
Cox admitted to police she purchased $160 worth of cocaine before school. She said she usually purchased “dope” after school, but she was feeling sick that morning, records state.
Drug paraphernalia was found in Cox's classroom desk during a police search.
Cox resigned Jan. 23 from Lake Central High School, school records state.