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GALVESTON A middle school assistant principal is on paid administrative leave after Houston police accused him of possessing methamphetamine during a raid of an adult video store.

John Daniel Hayman, 33, of Galveston was charged with possession of a controlled substance, stemming from a 9:45 a.m. Nov. 4 undercover investigation at 24/7 Video Store, 9999 Gulf Freeway, Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said Tuesday.

After learning of Hayman s arrest, the Galveston Independent School District placed the Austin Middle School assistant principal on paid administrative leave, school officials said.

Neither Hayman nor his attorney, John B. Carroll, commented on the felony drug charge when contacted by The Daily News. Hayman, however, asked the newspaper to withhold publication of the allegations for the sake of the children and parents.

Both undercover and uniformed officers entered the business, which had a number of viewing rooms with monitors where videos can be displayed, Smith said.

The officers asked all the customers to come into the common area, and as they approached one of the rooms, they found it to be locked, Smith said.

Management had a key to the room, and once the door was opened, Mr. Hayman was found inside.

Police allege Hayman was in possession of what later tested to be crystal methamphetamine, Smith said.

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