Teacher Brought 18 BAGS OF HEROIN Into Court Trial Where He Was Serving As Juror
One school teacher refused to let anything get in between him and his next hit.
Esteban, a teacher at the elite Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, had his stash discovered when he attempted to pass through a metal detector and the foil on his Parliaments triggered the machine.
Court Officer Laura Cannon, who discovered the drugs, told The Daily News, “I knew there was something in there that wasn’t cigarettes. I knew it was not appropriate.”
Esteban had been serving on the murder trial of Jamal Armstead, who was accused of murdering 15-year-old Maurice McIver in 2008 during a party in the Upper East Side.
Esteban was arrested following the incident and spent the night in jail.
A judge charged him with misdemeanor drug possession and ordered that he stay out of trouble for the next 6 months.
If he keeps clean and undertakes a one-day drug program, his case will be dismissed and record sealed in March.
For their part, the school has suspended the popular teacher from classroom duties, and assigned him to administrative tasks, saying they will review the facts of the case and take appropriate disciplinary action.
Meanwhile, the diligent court officer who uncovered Esteban’s secret addiction has a message for would-be jurors- “Leave the junk at home.”