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Teacher arrested after police say they found seven pounds of the date rape drug GHB in his apartment

February 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Teacher arrested after police say they found seven pounds of the date rape drug GHB in his apartment

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On Tuesday, a teacher in New York teacher was arrested for reportedly having seven pounds of the date rape drug known as GHB shipped to his Hell’s Kitchen apartment.

Steven Rich, 51, was taken into custody for possessing pounds of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate or GHB, known as the date rape drug, which was found when police raided his apartment on West 34th St.

Authorities said they secured a warrant when they discovered that Rich was receiving a package of narcotics, the New York Daily News reported.

Rich, who has been an educator at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem since 2008, was immediately reassigned pending an investigation, a spokesperson for the Department of Education said in a statement..

“Rich’s actions betray the trust of students and families, and he was reassigned away from the classroom pending the outcome of the matter.”

The teacher has been charged with criminally possessing a controlled substance.

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