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Former Siouxland teacher gets probation for drugs

ONAWA, Iowa (KTIV) -

A former fourth-grade teacher in western Iowa has been given a year of probation for drug possession.

Court documents say 44-year-old Karen Bartelson, of Blencoe, had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Court records say police found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her purse on July 21st.

The judge in the case deferred judgment on the charge. That means the charge will be removed from Bartelson's record if she were to successfully complete probation.

Bartelson was a fourth-grade teacher at Central Elementary School in Onawa when she was arrested. She resigned before the school year started in August.

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