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Teacher charged with drug possession arrested

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Kayla Bunge
March 17, 2009
— The former Walworth Elementary School teacher who pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges in February could face felony bail jumping charges after she was arrested at her home in Lake Geneva on March 7.

Deputies from the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Katie M. Luessenhop, 26, of 250 S. Edwards Blvd., Apt. 146, Lake Geneva, on charges of felony bail jumping. She is accused of having contact with someone she was prohibited from contacting under the provisions of her bond, Undersheriff Kurt Picknell said.


The arrest was the result of an ongoing drug investigation, and a charge of felony possession of heroin also has been referred to the district attorney's office, he said.


Luessenhop was released March 11 on a $10,000 cash bond and was scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. today.


Luessenhop is charged with felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of cocaine. She was arrested Sept. 18, after police were called to the school parking lot for a disturbance, according to the criminal complaint.


She 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 where 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 pleaded not guilty to the charges Feb. 25.



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