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Teacher arrested after police say that they are not less than seven kilos of date rape drug in his apartment

(RUSTEM GURLER)

A New York teacher was arrested Tuesday for allegedly having seven pounds of a date rape drug mailed to his apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, police said.

Steven Rich, 51, was arrested for alleged possession of pounds of Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate, better known as the date rape drug, which was discovered when the police searched his West 34th St. apartment, the Daily News reported.

The police says that they had a warrant when they heard that Rich was receiving a shipment of narcotics.

Rich, who is a teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem since 2008, was immediately reassigned pending an investigation, a spokesman of the Ministry of Education said, according to PIX11.

“Mr. Rich alleged actions betrayed the trust of the students and families, and he was immediately reassigned away from the classroom, pending the outcome of the criminal case.”

Rich is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, PIX11 reported.

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