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Crime & Cases July 24, 2014  RSS feed

Nab Bklyn. Principal In Prison Heroin Bust

Brought Narcotics To Upstate Inmate
by Noah Zuss


Sadie Silver Sadie Silver The principal of a Brooklyn public school and a male companion were arrested last week for allegedly trying to deliver heroin and pills to an upstate prison, law enforcement sources announced.

Police reportedly arrested Sadie Silver, 40, principal of P.S. 28 at 1001 Herkimer St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Michael Acosta, 34, on charges of first-degree promoting prison contraband, third and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

Silver and Acosta were arrested after arriving at Coxsackie Correctional Facility to visit with an inmate, law enforcement sources stated.

Silver and Acosta were reportedly found with a quantity of heroin and suboxone, a drug to treat heroin dependence. They were allegedly attempting to deliver the narcotics to an inmate, law enforcement sources stated.

Both were reportedly arraigned before Town Justice Richard Roberg and ordered to the Greene County Jail. Acosta was ordered to pay a $15,000 cash bail, or $30,000 bond. Justice Rohberg ordered Silver to pay a $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond. State police were assisted in making the arrests by the Department of Corrections, Community Supervision State Inspector General and the Green County District Attorney.