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August 31, 2005

American ALT in Drug Arrest

An American English conversation teacher was arrested in Shizuoka Prefecture yesterday for marijuana possession. Police found two packets of the drug, about 20g, at the home of Joseph Edward Hughes at around 7:20am on Tuesday. Authorities at Shimizu Police Station are investigating the route by which Hughes obtained the drugs. The 44-year old teacher has been working as a part-time ALT in elementary schools in the city of Fujinomiya since April. The arrest was reported on local TV news.
Shizuoka Shimbun article with video (Japanese)
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