Lawyers, judge huddle on Springboro teacher’s drug-related charges

Lawyers, judge huddle on Springboro teacher’s drug-related charges

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Amy Panzeca

Amy Panzeca, a long-time elementary school teacher in Springboro, is to return to court at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

Judge Donald Oda II met Thursday morning with the case lawyers in his chambers, but there was no public hearing in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Panzeca’s lawyer, Andrea Ostrowski, demanded the testimony of “any and all analysts” in anticipation of the hearing scheduled in Oda’s court in Lebanon.

Panzeca is accused of permitting drug abuse and child endangering. She is on leave from her job.

Her son, 16, of Springboro appeared earlier this week on charges he — with her help — purchased LSD on the Internet with Bitcoin, an online currency. He is also accused of selling the hallucinogenic and other drugs to as many as 30 other Springboro students.

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