Former teacher pleads guilty to drug possession

Published 8:06 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A former Northwood-Kensett Community School District teacher who was arrested in November for drug possession was sentenced to two days in jail last week after pleading guilty to a marijuana controlled substance charge.

Sara Fenske

Sara Fenske, 28, filed a written plea to the charge, a second offense, last Thursday. A second charge of possession of a controlled substance and a charge of drug paraphernalia possession were dismissed. She will pay a $315 fine.

Fenske, who worked as a high school family and consumer science teacher with the district, was arrested Nov. 17, along with Joya Salzkorn, 23, of Hartley, Iowa, and Taylor Pohar, 23, of Milford, Iowa.

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According to the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, Fenske, Salzkorn and Pohar were arrested after Worth County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a search warrant at 906 N. Third Ave. in Northwood. As a result of the search, several items of drug paraphernalia, meth, marijuana, prescription pills unaccompanied by a valid prescription and a handgun were found.

Salzkorn was arrested for unlawful prescription pills possession, marijuana possession and controlled substance possession; and Pohar was arrested for drug paraphernalia possession, marijuana possession, meth possession and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Salzkorn pleaded guilty to possession of controlled substance-second offense, and charges of possession of controlled substance-marijuana-second offense and unlawful possession of a prescription drug were dismissed. She was sentenced March 19 to 52 days in jail and a $625 fine.

Pohar pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance-third or subsequent offense and was sentenced March 5 to a suspended five-year prison sentence and a suspended $750 fine. She will be on probation for five years. Charges of control of a firearm by a felon and marijuana controlled substance possession were dismissed.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.