"Breaking Bad": Vice Principal Accused of Selling Crystal Meth

By Wire Reports and NBC10.com Staff
|  Friday, Dec 13, 2013  |  Updated 9:31 AM EDT
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"Breaking Bad": Vice Principal Accused of Selling Drugs

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A school administrator is accused in a life-imitating-art incident.

An assistant vice principal at a central New Jersey elementary school resigned one day before state troopers accused him of selling drugs from his home.

Authorities charged 33-year-old John Norton of Bound Brook with possession and distribution of controlled dangerous substances.

Troopers say they recovered crystal methamphetamine and GHB from his home valued at about $15,000. They also say they found an unresponsive man who was suffering from a possible drug overdose.

The Courier News of Bridgewater reports Norton earned $98,000 a year as vice principal of Elizabeth Avenue School in Franklin Township -- located about 30 miles north of Trenton. The school superintendent issued a statement saying Norton notified the district he was resigning before the arrest took place on Monday.

It's not clear whether Norton has an attorney.

An educator allegedly turning to drug dealing is like something from a hit television series. In the hit TV show Breaking Bad, the main character goes from being a chemistry teacher to crystal meth dealer.

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