Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Illinois Teacher Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge - Update

(Granite City, Illinois)
Paulina Marie Suess, 37, who has been free on bail since shortly after she was charged, pleaded guilty with no agreement as to the sentence. The charge is punishable by probation or between one and three years in prison.

In a hearing Monday, a prosecutor said Granite City police received an anonymous call that there was drug activity going on at the defendant’s home.

Police arrived to investigate on Nov. 28, 2011. While police were at the home, Suess arrived and was searched. Police found four “buttons” of heroin in her possession. A “button” is commonly a capsule filled with about one-tenth of a gram of the drug.
A sentencing date has not been reported.

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Illinois Teacher Busted for Drugs
[Previous 12/3/11 post]
(Granite City, Illinois) A 34-year-old fourth-grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School, Paulina M. Suess, has been accused of possessing heroin.

Suess faces a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Granite City police said they received information Suess was possibly involved in drug use. Police found enough evidence at her address to make an arrest. She was then arrested and taken to police headquarters.
Suess was booked into custody and released on $15,000 bond.

School board officials will address her teaching status at their December 13 meeting.

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