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4th grade teacher guilty of meth charge in Elko County

January 9, 2019

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An elementary school teacher in rural northeast Nevada has pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports 37-year-old Charlotte Rhoden of Carlin entered the plea to the single count as part of a plea-bargain agreement during her arraignment Monday in Elko District Court.

The Elko County School District placed the fourth-grade teacher at Carlin Combined Schools on paid administrative leave following her arrest after midnight Sept. 7 in a construction zone outside Carlin.

Rhoden originally also was charged with drug trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, furnishing a controlled substance to a prison and speeding.

She faces up to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine on the single count of possession of a controlled substance at her sentencing set for April 1.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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