Dewey Beach, Del. --- With less than a week remaining in the school year, a Montgomery County high school science teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he was allegedly caught doing drugs in Dewey Beach, Delaware. According to court documents, 49-year-old Daren Noah Dembrow of Silver Spring, Maryland knowingly possessed narcotics and drug paraphernalia used to sniff cocaine. In his complaint and warrant, Patrolman Paul W. Hudson states that he was on routine patrol on the bayside of New Orleans Street when he saw Dembrow walking west on New Orleans Street toward Bayard Avenue around 12:05 a.m. this past Saturday.
“The defendant pulled out of his left hand pocket a blue straw and a small baggie that contained a white substance.” Ptlm. Hudson states in his warrant. Ptlm. Hudson says he then saw Dembrow sniff the white substance into his nose through the blue straw. Dembrow then placed both the bag and blue straw back into his left hand pocket.
That is when the officer says he confronted Dembrow and identified himself as “Ptlm. Hudson, of the Dewey Beach Police Department.” Dembrow allegedly replied with “Na, I’m good” and attempted to walk away. The officer stopped Dembrow and asked him to place his hands behind his back and he was then handcuffed. Dembrow was placed under arrest and taken to the police station where the narcotic and blue straw both tested positive for cocaine. The complaint alleges that he had 0.5 grams of cocaine in the bag. Dana Tofig, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Public Schools, says Dembrow is a science teacher from Springbrook High School. He has worked for the school system since August 2007. Tofig says Dembrow will be placed on administrative leave pending a school investigation. Wednesday, June 16, is the last day of school.
SOURCE: Washington DC Examiner