COLONIE, N.Y. – An Assistant Superintendent has been arrested by Colonie Police for allegedly possessing drugs.
According to Colonie Police, on Sunday evening Frank Pickus, 57, was pulled over for vehicle and traffic violations on Route 9 in Latham. Officers say Pickus was failing to stay inside one lane.
Pickus is the Assistant Superintendent of the Gloversville Enlarged School District.
After pulling him over, police noticed his registration was suspended. Police say they searched Pickus and his vehicle and found one bag of methamphetamines in his car and on his person.
"Anytime a person who has a position of authority in the community it certainly is concerning to us. We had never come in contact with him. He was not on our radar for anything. The officers saw him exiting a motel on route 9 and then they say the traffic violations and made the stop," said Lieutenant Robert Winn with the Colonie PD.
Pickus was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, and three counts of other traffic violations. He was arrested and issued an appearance ticket.
The Assistant Superintendent has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to GESD Superintendent Michael Vanyo through a statement posted on the district's website.
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