Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

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Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

By McCarton Ackerman 07/23/14

Sadie Silver, a respected 20-year veteran, shocked the community where she was born and raised.

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A respected New York City principal with nearly 20 years in city schools was removed from her position after allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a prison while accompanied by a child.

Sadie Silver was the principal of PS 28 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, where she was born and raised. She was arrested last week with her partner, 34-year-old Michael Acosta, after police caught them carrying heroin and suboxone into Coxsackie Correctional Facility. 

They arrived at the all-male prison for a previously scheduled visit with an inmate and brought a 10-year-old boy with them. It was later reported by police that they were attempting to pass off the drugs to the prisoner. Silver and Acosta have been hit with felony charges of promoting prison contraband and criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Both have been released on bond, but face prison time if convicted. However, Acosta continues to remain employed by the city school system, pending the outcome of the investigation. She has been transferred to an administrative center away from children, but will still receive paychecks from her annual salary of nearly $130,000.

This isn’t the first time Acosta has found herself in hot water with the city school district. In 2012, she was fined $1,500 by the City Conflict of Interest Board for using connections to get her brother a data-entry job at her school.

Earlier this year, heroin and drug paraphernalia found on several occasions in the faculty bathroom of an elementary school in upstate New York. Security cameras narrowed down the suspects to six teachers and a school aide, but all of them except one refused to take drug tests or cooperate with police.

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