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New Jersey coach faces drug charges

A 41-year-old man, who has seemingly lived a double life, has been charged with numerous offenses. He allegedly attacked multiple officers as he was attempting to flee a parking lot. The man is reportedly a coach at a New Jersey high school. He is being detained at a county jail on a $500,000 bond for drug charges and assault.

Authorities indicate that the arrest occurred as the man was observed sitting in a parking lot by officers. When officers approached his vehicle, he allegedly attempted to drive away from the scene. While driving away, he struck one of the officer's vehicle. After the impact, the man reportedly tried to run away from authorities, but they eventually were able to catch up to him.

When officers tried to subdue the man, he reportedly attacked the officers, leaving two of them with injuries. Authorities assert that they retrieved seven grams of cocaine from his car. He was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

In light of the man's drug charges and other offenses, he may lose his job as a high school coach. There are other consequences he may face, such as loss of freedom and other penalties, if the state is able to secure a conviction. New Jersey prosecutors usually seek to prosecute to the fullest extent in cases like these. In spite of the seriousness of the allegations, however, the man is presumed innocent until proven guilty and is guaranteed the right to a fair trial in a court of law.

Source: nj.com, Paterson high school basketball coach charged with drug offenses, attacking cops, James Queally, Aug. 29, 2013

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