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Cliffside Park police bust teacher for drugs after finding needle at grammar school

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A needle found at a Cliffside Park grammar school sparked an investigation that led to the arrest of a high school special education teacher on heroin and prescription drug charges, borough authorities confirmed this afternoon.

The needle was found on Friday inside the No. 6 School, where 29-year-old Ryan Fogarty of Ridgefield previously taught, borough spokesman William Maer told CLIFFVIEW PILOT this afternoon.

From an earlier CLIFFVIEW PILOT report: Fogarty, CPHS (insets), No. 6 School (backdrop)

Cliffside Park police arrested Fogarty last night and released him on $10,000 bail pending a court date, he said.

Maer said Fogarty is charged with illegal possession of prescription pills, heroin, hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia.

An investigation was continuing, he said.

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