Teacher gets supervision on drug charge plea
By Beth Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org April 2, 2013 4:36PM
Updated: June 2, 2013 2:09AM
A former Round Lake High School teacher took a plea deal Tuesday, April 2, for her drug and traffic charges.
Gina Epps, 39, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and was sentenced to one year of supervision. The former physical education, health and driver’s education teacher will also pay a $750 fine.
The possession of cannabis charge and traffic tickets were dismissed as part of her plea deal, according to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Epps was arrested Jan. 29 while driving on Lake Drive when a Round Lake police officer pulled her over for expired license plates. The officer detected the odor of marijuana and asked to search her vehicle.
Police said Epps consented to the search. A small bag with less than 1.5 grams of marijuana, two smoking pipes were found inside her car, police said.
Epps resigned her teaching position Feb. 25.