Pennsylvania teacher faces drug charges after boyfriend’s OD


ULSTER, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania school teacher is facing drug, evidence tampering and other charges in connection with her boyfriend’s fatal heroin overdose last month.

Teacher facing charges

State police say 35-year-old Nicole Gordon, of Towanda, tampered with the scene and had drug paraphernalia on her after he boyfriend died in Sheshequin (sheh-SHEE’-kwin) Township on Feb. 15.

Police have also charged Gordon with endangering her young daughter, who they say was present when she and her boyfriend, Wade Sparbanie, used heroin that day. Police say Gordon lied to them about using drugs and hid evidence including syringes and pills.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Gordon, who is suspended with pay from her job at Canton Area Junior/Senior High School. That’s in Bradford County, about 60 miles northwest of Scranton.