Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Columbia Students Arrested in "Ivy League" Drug Sting

Five Columbia University students were charged Tuesday with selling LSD-spiked candy and other drugs at three fraternity houses and other residences on the Ivy League campus, with two allegedly claiming they needed the drug money to cover tuition.
The arrest culminated a five-month probe — dubbed "Operation Ivy League" — that relied on a youthful undercover officer posing as a drug middleman for another college outside the city. Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said the officer paid nearly $11,000 for 31 purchases of LSD, marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription stimulants.

Authorities said most of the arrested students' customers were other students and friends buying smaller amounts for recreational use. The liquid LSD was sold in Altoids and SweeTarts.
Police said the sales took place at the fraternity houses of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Psi Upsilon. Mr. Coles allegedly sold marijuana from his dorm room at the Intercultural House and Mr. Wymbs operated out of his dorm room at East Campus Housing, police said.

Officers recovered a bottle of LSD, 50 ecstasy capsules, 15 Adderall pills and more than half a pound of marijuana in addition to about $2,000 in cash, police said.

"This is no way to work your way through college," Mr. Kelly said.

NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring - Yahoo! News
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