Wausau 3rd grade teacher pleads not guilty to drug charges

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- The 52-year-old Stettin Elementary School teacher charged after she failed several field sobriety tests could reach a plea deal in the case next month.

Renee Webb is charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are misdemeanor counts. She pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday.

The Wausau School District website identifies her as a third grade teacher. The district confirms Webb will be out of the classroom for the remainder of the school year. A letter was also sent to parents of her students.

According to court documents, a gas station clerk in Rothschild called police around 1 a.m. on April 18 for a suspicious vehicle that had been in the parking lot for nearly two hours.

An officer said the driver, identified as Webb, spoke with rapid speech and had exaggerated movements. A K9 officer alerted to the presence of drugs. Inside Webb's vehicle police said they found narcotic pills-- which Webb said she did not have prescription.

Webb allegedly told the officer she had just come from school and didn't believe she had been in the parking lot that long.

Webb was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood draw. She was later brought to the jail.

She’s free on a $500 signature bond. If a deal is not reached June 24 a one day trial will be held Aug. 8.