The Acting Attorney General said Jimmie D. Smith allegedly struck a law enforcement car with his SUV and assaulted detectives during his arrest.
Smith, 41, of Edmund Avenue in Paterson, a full-time instructional aide and freshman basketball coach at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, was arrested by detectives of the Division of Criminal Justice Gangs & Organized Crime Bureau, who developed information through an investigation that Smith allegedly was dealing cocaine.
They allegedly found over 7 ounces of powder cocaine in Smith's vehicle following his arrest.
Task force officers for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Newark assisted in the arrest.
Smith is charged with first-degree possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, second-degree possession of cocaine within 500 feet of a public housing facility, three counts of second-degree aggravated assault, and two counts of third-degree aggravated assault on a police officer.
He is being held on $500,000 cash bail.