Former student arrested for gun, drugs

More than a handful of Metropolitan Police officers arrested a former student Thursday at The Avenue for intent to sell narcotics and possession of a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition.

In a raid of a fifth-floor apartment, officers took the 25-year-old – unnamed in police documents – into custody after discovering the unregistered gun, ammunition, amphetamine and heroin.

The suspect was previously enrolled at GW, University Police Chief Kevin Hay said.

University spokeswoman Candace Smith declined to provide the time frame of his enrollment, his name or whether or not he graduated by publication time.

With a search warrant from D.C. Superior Court, at least six members of the Narcotics Special Investigations Division, entered the apartment Thursday evening at 6:08 p.m. They were armed with machine guns as they stormed the building.

They found a “plastic freezer bag containing brown powder,” which tested positive for heroin, and an unspecified amount of pills, according to the documents.

Officers exited the apartment complex at about 7:25 p.m. with the handcuffed 6-foot-2-inch suspect.

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