Ex-dean accused of bringing drugs into school fails to appear in court for 2nd time
CONCORD — A former dean of students at Pembroke Academy failed to appear at court for a second time following her indictment on drug charges.
Rekha Luther, 37, failed to appear in court for jury selection Monday leading the judge to issue a warrant out for her arrest, according to court documents.
Luther, who faces two counts of possession of a controlled drug - a class B felony - and two counts of possession of a narcotic in a safe school zone - an enhanced felony, previously failed to show for a pre-trial conference in January which also resulted in an arrest warrant. The court vacated this capias because Luther allegedly wasn't clear on whether she needed to appear that day.
Her charges stem from a February 2016 arrest after she was accused of bringing fentanyl and steroid testorterone propionate to Pembroke Academy.
Luther's trial is set to start on July 17.