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City School Aide Arrested And Charged With Marijuana and Weapon Possession: NYPD

Mott Hall High School (Google Maps)

May 30, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

A city school aide faces charges of weapons possession and drug dealing after a Queens drug bust yesterday, police said.

Nicholas Banks, 26, was arrested after detectives authorized a search warrant at his home within the 114 Precinct, around 8:45 a.m. on May 29 and found a loaded .380 firearm and marijuana, according to police.

The school aide has worked at Mott Hall High School, located at 6 Edgecombe Ave. in Harlem, since September 2017, according to the Department of Education.

Police say Banks came to their attention as part a larger investigation by the Queens District Attorney’s Office and narcotics detectives. No further details on the investigation of Banks are currently available, according to the Queens DA’s office.

Banks was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal sale of marijuana, conspiracy, criminal possession of a weapon, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

“This alleged behavior is extremely troubling, and this school aide was immediately suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal matter,” said a spokesperson for the Department of Education on the matter.

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Butter weeda and 9trey

A waste of time!! he’ll still keep his DOE job. Workforce diversity violations if he is canned!


Can you elaborate ? I don’t understand what you are saying . What is a diversity violation ?

Butter weeda and 9trey

Aggressive discipline and termination. Plenty of employees that work for the establishment get arrested all the time now. The man shouldn’t lose his job mark?

Interesting unrelated rant but...

Is there any evidence at ALL that a “workforce diversity violations if he is canned” or we can just assume you’re completely wrong again?

Surely no one will be able to marijuana again!

Another life ruined. Will they reverse the charges when marijuana is legal next year?

read the article closely

1. he is charged with criminal sale of marijuana(and a controlled substance and conspiracy) which will still be illegal when the new law passes…only democratic machine connected businesses with a permit will be able to sell 2. he will also still remain in jail on the weapons charge ….so no sob story about people being unjustly criminalized….marijuana will still be a schedule “A” drug illegal in all jurisdictions under federal law…


Is it illegal to start sentences with capital letters and end them with a single period ?

yes, when drugs are illegal it makes people criminals

would he need a gun if he didn’t have to deal with criminals?

If it wasn’t criminal, would he have to deal with criminals?


If he is cleared of the trafficking charge he will also be cleared of the gun charge. As long as he legally purchased the gun it is still legal to keep firearms in your home. I can even see this dropped if he is does get convicted of intent to sell drugs. Something called the 2nd Amendment which DiBlasio and his croneys haven’t quite figured out how to take away from the people.

Butter weeda and 9trey

Not in NYS neighbor the state constitution overrides the federal constitution . You must be licensed in our socialist metropolis even for long arms .

Everything is muh soshulism

Our city is democratic and capitalist. Do you have…any idea at all what socialism is? Or Fox News just told you its bad?

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