NJ Teacher's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Selling Oxycodone: Prosecutors - NBC New York

NJ Teacher's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Selling Oxycodone: Prosecutors

Gary Dimick, 33, of North Bergen, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to authorities

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    NJ Teacher's Assistant Sold Oxycodone at School: Prosecutors

    A New Jersey teacher’s assistant pleaded guilty that he sold tens of thousands of oxycodone pills, sometimes making his transactions on school grounds, prosecutors say. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018)

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    • An NJ elementary school teacher’s assistant pleaded guilty in court that he sold tens of thousands of oxycodone pills, prosecutors say

    • Gary Dimick, 33, of North Bergen, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to authorities

    • Dimick faces the possibility of up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced

    A New Jersey elementary school teacher’s assistant pleaded guilty in court Tuesday that he sold tens of thousands of oxycodone pills, sometimes making his transactions on school grounds, prosecutors say.

    Gary Dimick, 33, of North Bergen, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to authorities.

    “Gary Dimick admitted in federal court today that he sold tens of thousands of highly addictive opiates to others over a period of seven years,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. “He now faces serious prison time for his actions.”

    Dimick worked as a teacher’s assistant at an elementary school in Fort Lee, officials said. They say Dimick sold more than 25,000 of the highly-addictive tablets over the course of seven years.

    Dimick faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced.

    In a statement to parents Wednesday, Fort Lee superintendent of schools Kenneth Rota said Dimick was immediately suspended once the district learned of the charges and that none of the drugs were sold inside the school building. No students or other school staffers were involved. 

    "The paramount concern of the Board of Education is the health, welfare and safety of our students," Rota said. "The administration will provide ongoing support to the students and staff affected by this news in the coming days and weeks.

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