Fmr. middle school teacher facing drug charges could enter plea agreement

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 22 at 7:41 PM

CHARLESTOWN, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A former Charlestown Middle School teacher could enter into a plea agreement after being charged with having drugs at school.

Kevin Hennegan made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon and his attorney revealed new information.

“While I think a large amount of money in a desk drawer sounds scandalous and makes it much more newsworthy that just happened to be a circumstance rather than a fact of the case,” Brittany Blau, Hennegan’s attorney said.

Blau says the money was a gift from a parent and was to be given to someone else as a gift. The investigation revealed $13,000 in cash was in his desk drawer at school.

Hennegan was a 20-year teaching veteran. He was teaching at Charlestown Middle School but he was fired from Greater Clark County Schools after police say they found marijuana in his possession at school.

Hennegan says he found the drugs. Police say they found 28 grams of marijuana in his home. Hennegan would not comment on the drug charges but his attorney hopes a plea deal will be reached in the next few months.

“Mr. Hennegan has no criminal record. In my history as a criminal prosecutor this is a case you would try to reach an agreement on,” said Blau. “He is doing his best to move on in life and protect his family as best he can from this exposure that he faces right now.”
 

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