The trial is scheduled to begin next Monday, Jan. 28.
Prosecutors want permission to treat her son as an “adverse witness.” He already was convicted in the case and the prosecutor has asked the judge’s permission to ask him leading questions.
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Assistant Warren County Prosecutor Derek Faulkner wrote that prosecutors want to question the son about text messages between he and his mother allegedly “involving drug use and trafficking” in their home.
According to school officials, Panzeca resigned in December.
In May 2017, her home was raided by agents from the Warren County Drug Task Force and Springboro police. She and her 15-year-old son — found hiding with friends in the basement — were both charged.
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The son pleaded no contest to charges of trafficking in drugs and possession of controlled substances and was sentenced in December 2017 to 30 days in the local detention center.
As part of his sentence in Warren County Juvenile Court, he was ordered to complete an in-patient treatment program, placed on probation, possibly until he turns 21, and fined $250.
He was accused of selling drugs to students at Springboro High School, including LSD allegedly purchased with Bitcoin, an online currency that his mother allegedly purchased for him with a credit or debit card.
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His lawyer and Ostrowski have challenged the search warrant used to raid the house and other aspects of the investigation and allegations.
Ostrowski could not be reached and Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell did not respond to a question about the possibility of a plea bargain being reached.