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Teacher charged with drug possession pleads not guilty

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Gazette Staff
February 26, 2009
— A Walworth Elementary School teacher who police say was found with cocaine and heroin in the school parking lot pleaded not guilty Wednesday to drug possession charges.

Katie M. Luessenhop, 26, of 250 S. Edwards Blvd., Apt. 146, Lake Geneva, is charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of cocaine.


Luessenhop was arrested Sept. 18, after police were called to the school parking lot for a disturbance, according to the criminal complaint.


Luessenhop gave police a small wrapped container, which she said contained cocaine. She also gave police a file folder inside which was a small plastic bag containing a powder, according to the complaint. Police then searched her purse and found another small bag containing powder.


The samples were sent to the state crime lab, where testing revealed two of the samples to be heroin and one of the samples to be cocaine, according to the complaint.


Luessenhop remains free on a signature bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, April 1.



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