NEW BERLIN (WITI) -- New Berlin West High School boys basketball coach Christopher Foley has been arrested -- accused of possession of marijuana. He was arrested on Friday, February 6th.
Foley has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. He hasn't yet been criminally charged.
In a letter sent home to parents, New Berlin School District officials explained that a staff member was arrested on Friday night for "possession of illegal substances."
New Berlin police say boys basketball coach Christopher Foley was arrested on three drug-related charges. He was booked and released on Friday night, according to police.
The alleged incident apparently happened after a game.
New Berlin School District officials say they suspected a staff member was in possession of illegal substances, and police were called immediately. Investigators say the drug was marijuana.
School district administrators wouldn't comment on camera. School Board President Dave Maxey said leaders cannot discuss personnel matters.
Without naming him directly, the letter to parents expressed disappointment in Foley's alleged actions: "We are committed to employing staff members who serve as positive role models for our students. Illegal substances have no place in our schools or by any staff member."
School leaders couldn't confirm whether Foley continues to be paid while on leave.
Waukesha County's District Attorney's Office says charges against him could come as soon as Tuesday, February 10th.