Teen busted for intent to distribute in Gelman

Metropolitan Police officers arrested a 16-year-old last week for unlawful entry into Gelman Library and possession of and intent to sell marijuana.

Officers seized one bag of marijuana, more than $200 in cash and 92 zip bags from the suspect Jan. 30.

He was also arrested for possession of and intent to sell drug paraphernalia.

The suspect, whose name was not included in the MPD crime report, had been previously been forbidden from GW grounds, University Police Department Captain Mark Balazik said. The crime report also did not specify the amount of marijuana in his possession.

A member of the library staff reported a “suspicious individual” in Gelman that afternoon. UPD officers stationed at the exit apprehended the suspect and determined he was previously barred from campus. Balazik said the suspect entered the building through the library’s exit lane.

Staff members manning the Gelman Library desk Wednesday declined to comment.

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