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cops: hempstead school board member arrested on marijuana charge

police said a member of the hempstead school board was arrested on a marijuana possession charge thursday night — about two hours after the board met and approved a contract for a new superintendent.melissa figueroa, 37, of hempstead, was driving on lakeview avenue near ocean avenue in lynbrook at about 10:30 p.m. when a village police officer noticed she was not wearing a seat belt, police said.most popularthe officer pulled her over and “smelled marijuana in the car and found a used marijuana cigarette,” lynbrook police chief joseph neve said friday.she was given a desk appearance ticket to appear june 15 in first district court in hempstead on a charge of unlawful possession of marijuana, the chief said.figueroa, of saint pauls road, said in a text message friday morning that she was “set up,” and she said her attorney was handling the matter.educationboard approves $265g salary for next superintendent before her arrest thursday night, figueroa was one of the three board members who voted to approve a four-year contract for incoming superintendent shimon waronker.advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe trio of figueroa, board president maribel touré and trustee gwendolyn jackson form a 3-2 majority on the board and approved the hiring. trustees lamont johnson and david gates opposed the hiring. the board has been sharply divided along those lines this school year.the vote came five days before tuesday’s school board elections, in which figueroa faces a challen...