Doing more than teaching: West New York High school teacher arrested for drug possession

A Memorial High School teacher and former quarterback for the school’s football team has been arrested for drug possession by the East Rutherford Police.

Kenneth Furlong is facing multiple charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana over 50 grams.

Accompanied by his attorney, the 24-year-old turned himself in and was remanded to the Bergen County Jail.

According to the West New York Board of Education, Furlong was an assistant football coach in the district for two years.

Police were called to Furlong’s apartment for an unknown incident and that led to the drug arrest. They are still investigating.

In 2016 Furlong donated one of his kidneys to a stranger.

His father needed a kidney but was not a match. So he donated a kidney to a woman named Debra Ferman, whose husband in turn donated a kidney to Furlong’s father.

The surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center was the first of its kind there.

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