Charges dropped against Heartland teacher

Update: A former Heartland school teacher is no longer facing felony drug charges.

KTVO has learned felony drug charges against Cheyenne Pinson, 30, of Wyaconda, have been dropped. Pinson had been charged with distribution of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance. Clark County Prosecutor John Moon tells KTVO those charges are no longer pending.


For the second time this year a teacher in the Scotland County School District has been arrested on felony charges.

According to Clark County Sheriff Paul Gaudette, Cheyenne Pinson, 30, of Wyaconda, is charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. She has been released pending a court appearance.

Pinson is the Lifetime Learning Instructor at Scotland County High School.

Superintendent Dave Shalley tells KTVO, Pinson is currently on paid leave from the school district. Investigators are continuing to investigate her involvement in the incident.

Also arrested in the drug bust was Mitchell Pinson, 31, also of Wyaconda. He is charged with distribution of a controlled substance. Mitchell Pinson is being held in the Clark County jail under $50,000 cash only bond.

The arrests were part of an ongoing drug investigation by the Clark County Sheriff's Office, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, North Missouri Drug Task Force and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

During the search, a large quantity of marijuana was found, along with drug paraphernalia and items used in the manufacture and distribution of a controlled substance. The items were found in areas accessible to small children residing in the home.