Pinelands Regional High School Assistant Principal Christopher Peters and a Little Egg Harbor Township man were arrested Thursday on drug charges, authorities said.  

 Peters, 56, of Barnegat Township, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance on school property, said Michael A. Paulhus, supervising assistant prosecutor for Ocean County. 

Peters’ bail was set at $10,000 by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Damian Murray. 

Mark Kilmurray, 31, of Center Street in Little Egg Harbor Township, was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute on school property and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance on school property.

 Kilmurray's bail was set at $40,000 with no 10 percent option, Paulhus said. 

All of the charges the men are facing are third degree. The charges that were committed on school property carry a maximum prison term of as many as 5 years with as many as 3 years with no option for parole. 

Authorities allege that Kilmurray went to Pinelands Regional High School on Thursday and sold Roxicet pills to Peters during the school day. Roxicet is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, which is a narcotic painkiller similar to Percocet.

 The investigation was conducted by Little Egg Harbor Township police with assistance from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. 

Last month, nearby Tuckerton police arrested Pinelands Regional High School special education teacher Brett Tullo and charged him with drug possession and paraphernalia offenses.

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