Two students arrested for possessing controlled substances

Updated: Dec. 4, 2019 at 1:17 a.m.

Two students were arrested in Munson Hall Monday for possessing several kinds of drugs, according to an Metropolitan Police Department report.

At about 5:15 p.m. MPD officers responded to a report of drugs found in a Munson residence hall room. MPD officers arrived on scene and recovered mushroom heads, codeine guaifenesin, two pills inside a clear plastic container and 10.3 grams of THC fluid, the report states.

MPD officers arrested one student for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and another for possession of a controlled substance, according to the report.

One student said he vowed to stop using drugs following his arrest, adding that his “brief” stay in jail was an “utter reality shock.” His charges have been dropped, according to documentation from the U.S. Attorney Office, which was obtained by The Hatchet.

“I had gotten really caught up with drugs for a variety of reasons but in my small jail cell that I slept in last night, I swore to myself to get on the right track now and stay clean,” the student said.

He added that he was charged with intent to distribute drugs, but the substances were only for his personal consumption.

“I may have been a druggie, but I was not a drug dealer,” he said.

The second student said the drugs were found during a room check. He said he admitted to possessing controlled substances after GW Police Department officers questioned him about the drugs they found.

His charges were dropped, according to documentation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which was obtained by The Hatchet.

“I was fortunate enough to have the charge dropped likely due to it being my first offense, the charge being nonviolent and other factors, perhaps good cooperation,” the student said in an email. “It was an interesting but eye-opening and rattling 24 hours of my life, and it taught me what some things I needed to change in my life were.”

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