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Police say New York principal caught taking drugs to prison

First Published      Last Updated Jul 22 2014 10:13 am

New York • A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1rnLXCp ) that Public School 28 Principal Sadie Silver and a man she was with were arrested Friday after state police said they carried heroin and prescription drugs into the Coxsackie Correctional Facility.

Police say the 40-year-old Silver and Michael Acosta had a 10-year-old child with them.

Silver and Acosta, who's 34, face felony charges of promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance as well as a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Silver and Acosta have been released on bond. Information on their attorneys was not available.

Education officials have reassigned Silver to an administrative center away from students.