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NYC Teacher Arrested on Lower East Side

By Claire Cameron | September 8, 2013 6:32pm
 Police arrested a public school teacher on Sunday.
Police arrested a public school teacher on Sunday.
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MANHATTAN — A public school teacher was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning in the Lower East Side, police said. 

The man, identified as 38-year-old Isael Barias, was arrested at 1:07 a.m. behind the tower block apartments at 300 Cherry Street. Police couldn't confirm if Barias was a resident of the building. 

Off-duty at the time of the incident, Barias is a NYC Department of Education teacher, according to police.

According to CBS News, Barias was found in possession of cocaine. He was charged with three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and with the violation of local laws.