A Philadelphia school teacher is accused of selling heroin near the school where he works. Credit: Google Images
A Philadelphia schoolteacher has been charged with selling heroin within 2 miles of the school where he works.
Paul Smith, 35, a teacher at Northeast Preparatory School, was arraigned Wednesday morning on various drug charges, including possession with intent to deliver, after he was arrested in the area of Castor Avenue and Benner Street just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10 reported.
Narcotics officers allegedly recovered 25 bags of heroin from Smith's vehicle, as well as two cellphones and about $200, after they observed him conducting a drug deal.
Smith taught history at Northeast Prep for about a year. He has been fired, according to the report.
Smith posted bail and was released Wednesday morning. He is due back in court next week.