Santa Clara Principal Charged With Meth Possession

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The principal of a Santa Clara elementary school is facing charges of possessing methamphetamine for sale.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/SOqn52) that 42-year-old Eric Lewis - principal of Montague Elementary School - was charged with five felony drug counts and one misdemeanor drug count on Monday morning. He was arrested last week.

He is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

Lewis is accused of offering to furnish drugs to an undercover officer who allegedly contacted him on a dating site.

Authorities say they found methamphetamine, ecstasy, the date-rape drug GHB and scales and plastic bags during a subsequent search of Lewis's San Francisco apartment.

Lewis has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

California Department of Justice spokeswoman Michelle Gregory says there is no evidence Lewis's drug activity involved the school.


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