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POBEAT: 10/21/16

Dorm dramatics

A UA student contacted the University of Arizona Police Department to report the use of illegal drugs in her dorm room.

The suitemates had been accused of using cocaine in the room in the past. When the UAPD officer attempted to enter the room, there was no response, despite sounds coming from inside.

The officer attempted to get the resident assistant on duty to handle the situation as a potential policy violation. He advised her to let him know if any illegal activity occurred. 

The UA student had told him of an incident that occurred a couple of weeks ago when she attempted to clean the bathroom floor and her suitemate yelled at her for cleaning it incorrectly, resulting in an argument where the student felt threatened and was scared to leave.

After some deliberation, there was no probable cause for the student to be arrested, as they were both equally engaged in the argument. The UAPD officer suggested that it may be a violation of the student code of conduct.   

The officer concluded his investigation by informing the student she could move to a different room, but the student didn’t feel she should have to because she didn’t do anything wrong.

Caught red handed

Two UAPD officers responded to Likins Residence Hall in reference to the odor of marijuana in a dorm room on Oct. 10. 

The officers met with the resident assistant, who said he stopped outside one of the rooms due to a loud noise. When the resident assistant asked the students to open the door, the scent of marijuana emitted from the room. When the officers approached the room, the student’s eyes were red and glossed over. As soon as the door opened, the odor of burnt marijuana wafted from the room.

The residents were advised why the officers were there, and upon being asked if they wanted to turn anything over, one of the residents retrieved a converse shoebox.

In the box were RAW brand rolling papers, RAW brand tips, a white and blue plastic Smoke Buddy Jr. smoke filtration device, three black tube containers and a clear purple prescription bottle. 

All items had evidence of marijuana residue, but there was no usable marijuana to be found in the room. One resident then admitted to buying 4 grams of marijuana for $40 from one of his friends, whom he did not identify, and said he smoked every other day. 

The other student said he was not involved in the purchasing of the marijuana and that he only smoked once a week.

The officer took possession of all the items and told the students they were going to be diverted to the Dean of Students for possession of drug paraphernalia.


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