MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A high school basketball coach who allegedly smoked marijuana with four students before a state playoff game will face charges in two municipalities.
Adrian Matthew, a physical education teacher who coaches the boys varsity team at Lenape High School, was arrested Saturday.
Authorities said Matthew attended a pre-game meal with his team on Feb. 28, then invited the students — a 15-year-old boy, a 16-year-old girl and two 17-year-old girls — to his home. After Matthew allegedly smoked the marijuana with them, he drove them to Lenape for a game against Cherry Hill High School East.
Moorestown police filed drug possession and distribution charges against Matthew after they allegedly found marijuana and ecstasy at his home. Medford police charged Matthew with four counts of luring or enticing children.
Milich said the four students will not be disciplined by the district.