South Plainfield Substitute Teacher Arrested On Marijuana Charges

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Michael Tudor (Photo courtesy of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office)

Michael Tudor (Photo courtesy of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office)

SOUTH PLAINFIELD — A borough man, who has worked as a substitute teacher at the borough high school and middle school, has been arrested and charged with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute it, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department announced today.

Michael Tudor, 29, also has been charged with possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was arrested at his home on Oct. 17, following an investigation by Detective Garrett Cassio of the South Plainfield Police Department. Tudor posted $1,000 bail and was released from custody following his arrest.

During the investigation, police seized approximately 70 grams of marijuana valued at $1,200 and charged Tudor intended to sell the controlled dangerous substance.

The investigation further showed that Tudor worked as a substitute teacher in the borough on 20 to 25 occasions during the past several years. He also is employed as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technician aide at JFK Medical Center in Edison.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call Detective Cassio of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7662.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Tudor are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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