EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in the Metro-East is free on bond after being accused of possessing heroin.
Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 34-year-old Paulina Suess of Granite City with felony unlawful possession of less than 15 grams of heroin. She also faces a misdemeanor count of having drug paraphernalia found in her home.
Authorities say Suess is a teacher at Wilson Elementary School in Granite City.
The school system’s attorney tells St. Louis’ KTVI that Suess is suspended with pay. Authorities are investigating whether she allegedly used drugs at the school or was under the influence of heroin while teaching.
Suess’ preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday in Edwardsville.
Suess does not have a listed home telephone number. Online court records do not show whether she has an attorney or not.
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