Bethlehem Middle School Teacher Had Marijuana in Classroom

JOHNSTOWN, NY - AUGUST 19: Cannabis plants grow in the greenhouse at Vireo Health's medical marijuana cultivation facility, August 19, 2016 in Johnstown, New York. New York state lawmakers voted to legalize marijuana for medical use in 2014 and the law took effect in January 2016. Currently, five organizations are allowed to grow and sell the drug for medical use in the state. New York's new law only allows people with 'severe debilitating or life threatening conditions' to obtain marijuana for medical use. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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A Bethlehem Central Middle School teacher was arrested Wednesday morning when he was found to be in possession of marijuana in his classroom.

School staff alerted the school resource officer that there was an unusual odor in the classroom of 56-year-old Steven Costopoulos.

The resource officer found Costopoulos in possession of pot and drug paraphernalia.

The teacher was processed and released, he'll appear in Bethlehem town court on February 7th.

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