Mitchell resident charged with possession

A student found in possession of ecstasy and marijuana in his Mitchell Hall room last month has been charged in Superior Court, according to court documents.

On Jan. 22, University Police Department officers found ecstasy and marijuana in the room of John Nilsson, 19, court documents state. Police also found two water bongs and two pipes commonly used for smoking marijuana, according to the documents.

The officers were called to the residence hall after a suspicious odor was reported on the building’s eighth floor. The residence hall’s community director searched Nilsson’s room and found the illegal items. In addition, the search yielded “a grinder and a scale,” which Nilsson told police he uses when “he splits marijuana up with his friends,” according to court documents.

Nilsson was charged with two counts of possessing illegal drugs and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Nilsson, who was arraigned and released on his own recognizance on Jan. 23, did not return requests for comment. He is scheduled to appear in court March 6.

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