Six ounces of marijuana found

Four students were arrested Thursday for the intent to distribute more than six ounces of marijuana found in Fulbright Hall, according to University Police Department and city police reports.

At about 6:00 p.m., UPD officers patrolling the residence hall noticed an entire hallway smelling of marijuana. When a resident left room 702, the odor spread throughout the hallway, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said.

A community director and MPD officers searched the room and found 6.3 ounces of marijuana, a digital scale, Ziploc bags, a notebook, a marijuana cigarette and a wooden box with more bags. Most of the evidence was found in a dresser drawer.

Stafford said five people were arrested for drug distribution – four students and one person unaffiliated with the University. The MPD report listed only one arrest for possession with intent to distribute. Names of the students were not available from Stafford or the police report.

Neighbors said Monday the hallway smelled strongly of marijuana before police arrived, and drug sniffing dogs were used to find evidence. Residents of Fulbright’s seventh floor also confirmed they witnessed five people arrested on the scene.

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