A 32-year-old Adams 12 Five Star Schools teacher was sentenced earlier this month to jail time and probation after being caught in an undercover drug …
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A 32-year-old Adams 12 Five Star Schools teacher was sentenced earlier this month to jail time and probation after being caught in an undercover drug sting in Denver.
Jordan Marcowitz, an eighth-grade science teacher at Shadow Ridge Middle School, was sentenced Aug. 2 to five days in prison and two years of probation after pleading guilty in June to possession of a controlled substance.
Capt. Frank Gale, a Denver Sheriff’s Department spokesman, said Marcowitz turned himself in Aug. 9 to serve his jail time after a brief stay of execution request was granted.
According to an arrest affidavit, Marcowitz arranged to sell two grams of “molly,” the street name for MDMA or ecstasy, on Nov. 31, 2011, to an undercover Denver police detective posing as a buyer. The exchange of the drugs and money took place later that same day at a gas station near the corner of Speer Boulevard and Zuni Street.
Marcowitz was arrested on Dec. 7, 2011, after the drugs tested positive for ecstasy.
Joe Ferdani, Adams 12 Five Star Schools communications director, said Marcowitz was hired by Adams 12 on Aug. 23, 2007.
He said there is no reason to believe Marcowitz may have sold drugs to students.
Ferdani said Marcowitz has been placed on unpaid administrative leave since his arrest but has not been terminated by the school district.
“Any time something like this happens, we want to make sure that the correct steps and procedures in place are followed before any action is taken,” he said.
The Adams 12 school board has not yet ruled on a request made by Marcowitz to keep his teaching job.
Ferdani said a date and time to review the request have not been set.
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