This post was written by Hatchet reporter Meredith Matthews.
Metropolitan Police Department officers arrested a student in City Hall last week for possessing LSD, according to a report from MPD.
A University Police Department officer and the City Hall residence director responded to the student’s eighth-floor room last Wednesday after Health and Safety staff had started conducting an administrative search and “observed green leafy substances in plain sight,” according to the report. The search occurred at about 4:10 p.m.
The UPD officer “observed several pieces of drug paraphernalia, a container of green leafy substance and a scale,” according to the report. The residence director found two “small, clear plastic baggies with blue star patterns in the refrigerator,” according to the report. Each of the baggies contained a “small brown sugar cube” which the student said were LSD, according to the report.
The student had arrived in the room shortly after the UPD officer began the search and said that “the items found in the search” belonged to him, according to the report. The student’s roommate had been asked to leave the room, according to the report.
There was also a “small, clear plastic baggie” with the same pattern on the student’s desk, which he said “once contained paper laced with LSD,” according to the report.
“He stated that he kept the empty plastic baggie, after consuming its contents, as a souvenir,” according to the report. The student was placed under arrest at about 6:14 p.m., according to the report.
The residence director also found “a small container of butane hash oil, a blue hand-held propane tank” and “a small metal dental tool,” according to the report.
The UPD officer placed the student in “protective custody and performed a frisk” at about 6:30 p.m. The officer then requested that MPD officers respond to the scene, according to the report. The UPD officer identified 1.7 grams of a “brown waxy substance,” which tests revealed was butane hash oil.
The responders were “unable to successfully test the sugar cubes on scene,” according to the report. The items were photographed, bagged and transported to the MPD Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, according to the report.
Officers identified the student based on his driver’s license and GWorld, according to the report.
Later that day, MPD Lt. James Boteler tested the cubes and said that “he strongly believes that the sugar cubes were in fact laced with LSD,” based on his “experience, training and inspection” and the student’s statement, according to the report. The sugar cubes were then sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s drug lab, according to the report.