Sophomore admits to marijuana possession, distribution

A second sophomore in two months is facing charges of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Sophomore Isa Madyun pled guilty to his charge and is awaiting sentencing this week. He admitted to selling and consuming marijuana and has agreed to a misdemeanor charge.

Madyun did not respond to interview requests from The Hatchet last week.

Madyun was arrested in mid-November 2006 after the Guthridge Hall community director received an anonymous tip about his room. The housing official called University Police officers for assistance with the search at about 9 a.m., according to a police report.

The report states that a gallon size Ziploc bag full of marijuana was found in the freezer, along with a shoebox containing $3,000 and another shoebox with two digital scales. Additional baggies of marijuana, a razor, a manual grinder and a coffee grinder were also confiscated, the report stated.

Madyun admitted to owning the illegal substance, and Metropolitan Police officers arrested the sophomore for possession with the intent to distribute, according to the report.

Sophomore Soweto Edwards, who was arrested Nov. 10 for the same charge, had nearly a half-pound of marijuana, a digital scale and $1,350 in cash in his JBKO room, according to court documents. He pled out to a lower charge of possession at a hearing last week.

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