Tabor Teacher Pleads Guilty In Pot Brownie Case

Tabor Teacher Pleads Guilty In Pot Brownie Case

A Tabor man who teaches in the Bon Homme school district has pleaded guilty after marijuana brownies were mistakenly served at the Tabor Senior Center.

46-year-old Michael James Koranda appeared Tuesday at the Bon Homme County Courthouse. As part of a plea deal, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a controlled drug or substance. The charge against Kornada carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.

As part of the plea deal, it was announced that Koranda would compensate those who unknowingly ingested the drug-laced brownies by paying their medical bills that aren’t covered by insurance. Judge Cheryle Gering has set a March 15th sentencing date for Koranda.

On January 4th, the Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Department became aware of a medical call to Tabor around 8:10 p.m. concerning a possible poisoning at the Tabor Senior Center.

An investigation into the incident led law enforcement to believe multiple individuals were all under the influence of THC, the compound in cannabis that produces the high sensation. The THC came from a batch of brownies brought by Koranda’s mother to the senior center.