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A teacher charged for drug offenses while living in employee housing in western North Dakota must surrender her state teaching license as part of a prosecutor's agreement days before trial.

On Friday, Northwest District Judge Daniel El-Dweek approved the pretrial diversion agreement between prosecutor Stephenie Davis and Regie Hill.

Hill was charged in February with felony endangerment of child or vulnerable adult and misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance after McKenzie County sheriff's deputies found drugs and related items in reach of Hill's children in her home, according to court documents.

At the time, Hill was a science teacher at Alexander Public School in Alexander, about 20 miles south of Williston. Superintendent Leslie Bieber said Hill resigned in March.

Under her agreement, during 18 months of suspended prosecution, Hill must commit no crimes, submit to random chemical testing until August 2019, surrender her state teaching license and provide testimony in another criminal case. 

Hill also will have several electronic devices returned to her. 

Her charges will be dismissed if she successfully completes the conditions of her agreement.

Reach Jack Dura at 701-250-8225 or jack.dura@bismarcktribune.com.

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