The head custodian at Mill Hill Elementary School faces several drug charges after his arrest Monday at the school.

Anthony Piccolo, 48, of Fairfield, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession near a school, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mill Hill Principal Kevin Chase sent a letter home to parents Monday informing them of the arrest.

During the investigation, officers seized a small amount of marijuana, two small containers which contained a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia from a car in the school’s parking lot, according to the report.

In his letter to parents, Chase said he received a report regarding Piccolo earlier Monday and called the central office administration and police to determine the appropriate action.

Piccolo was immediately suspended from employment at the school indefinitely and will not be allowed access to any of the school district’s properties.

“I can’t stress enough that the children’s safety remained a top priority and foremost on my mind,” Chase’s letter states. “Furthermore, this arrest has nothing to do with children at our school in any way. Our school remains a safe and secure building and place of learning.”

Piccolo was released on a written promise to appear Oct. 7 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.