The Crown will not proceed with drug charges against a 39-year-old Regina teacher.
Stanley Tom Mamela was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday, accused of possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possessing the proceeds of the crime.
However, the Crown stayed the charges. No reason was given.
With a stay, the Crown has the option of reactivating the charges within 12 months. However, in practice that rarely happens.
Mamela was charged last year in connection with an Aug. 15 incident after police searched a home.
About a month after he was charged, the Regina public school board suspended him from his job as an elementary school teacher. He taught at Coronation Park School.
There's no word yet on whether Mamela will get his job back, but the matter will likely be discussed in a private session at Tuesday night's school board meeting.
Another man, an 18-year-old, is still facing charges in connection with the same incident. He has been committed to stand trial, although no date has been set for his trial.