A Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College instructor was arrested on weapon and drug complaints on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Ron Lawson, 48, of Vinita, is being held in the Ottawa County jail on complaints of possession of a firearm on school property, possession of controlled substance — methamphetamine, public intoxication and obstruction of a police officer.
Lawson is listed as a faculty member with the Business and Technology Department, according to the college’s website.
No bail has been set on the weapons complaint, according to an Ottawa County Sheriff’s dispatcher. Bail is $2,300 for the other complaints.
“Campus police acted on a combination of information received from the Craig County Sheriff’s office and anonymous tips and took a Northeastern Oklahoma A&M employee into custody,” says an email sent by college officials to faculty, staff and students at 4:26 p.m.
The college does not identify the employee in the email.
The email says “this was an isolated incident” and that the college is cooperating with local law enforcement.
Telephone calls to the college's public information officer and campus security after hours were not returned as of presstime.