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Investigation is pending after drugs are found in a student’s dorm room

December 10th, 2009

A John Carroll University student was found in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a large amount of cash. Campus Safety Services raided the resident’s room in Hamlin Hall on Nov. 22.

According to Brian Hurd, assistant director of campus safety services, the resident adviser reported smelling marijuana during rounds to CSS, who investigated and found the contraband.

Hurd said CSS called University Heights police due to the paraphernalia, which increases the seriousness of the incident.

The student was arrested for outstanding traffic violations, but could face charges of drug trafficking because of the amount of marijuana found.

“Finding more than the personal use amount [of marijuana] is rare,” said Hurd. “At a certain amount, there is the assumption of the intent to sell.”

The students name was not released since there is an ongoing University Heights police investigation.