FLUSHING — A high school principal was arrested after police allegedly found him with methamphetamine just a block from his workplace, officials said.
Flushing High School Principal Carl Hudson, 33, was picked up on Tuesday after a traffic stop outside 141-54 Northern Boulevard, near Parsons Boulevard, yielded a baggie of meth from the car's center-console cupholder, according to the criminal complaint.
A police officer then searched the car's trunk, where he found a ziplock bag of meth and a glass pipe, the complaint says.
Hudson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Wednesday and was discharged on the condition he stay out of trouble, according to the office of Queen's District Attorney Richard A. Brown.
Hudson has already been assigned to an administrative post away from the school, according to reports. He started out as a substitute math teacher in September of 2002, and was appointed principal at Flushing High School in March 2011.