Student arrested for drug possession in District House

The University Police Department arrested a student last week after finding marijuana and cocaine in his room in District House, according to a Metropolitan Police Department report.

Kaigen Jones-Talerico, 22, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance, according to an MPD Second District arrest report.

He pled not guilty to the charges and will appear in D.C. Superior Court on May 30, according to court documents.

UPD officers seized five storage bags containing leafy green substance, 29 vaping vials, a container with white powdery substance, another container with a white powdery residue, four blue pills, two scales and a bag with empty colored pill bottles and capsules, according to the report.

On April 28, UPD officers were sent to District House for a residence hall room search. At about 12:15 p.m., the two officers and area coordinator Ana Leskanich contacted Jones-Talerico and his roommate and asked they leave the room, the report states.

Jones-Talerico allegedly told police that he had drugs in the room and was distributing them. He showed the officers where the substances were located, according to the document.

An officer then tested the substances and found that they were marijuana and cocaine, according to the report,

At 1:15 p.m., MPD was notified, and when an MPD officer arrived, the student said he was feeling ill. The MPD officer requested an EMeRG at 1:48 p.m., but EMeRG decided it was not necessary to provide the student with medical treatment, the report states.

Shortly after 2 p.m., an MPD transport vehicle arrived and police took Jones-Talerico to the MPD Second District station for processing. Leskanich recovered the evidence and photos were taken of the seized items, according to the report.

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