Drug Arrests at WSU Already Outstrip '98 Total!

Drug Arrests at WSU Already Outstrip '98 Total!
Posted by FoM on March 11, 1999 at 21:25:39 PT

PULLMAN More drug busts have been made at Washington State University in the first nine weeks of this year than during all of 1998, campus police say.
The latest busts were Sunday, when three dormitory residents were arrested on suspicion of possession and delivery of cocaine or marijuana. Four students were arrested Friday at a private home near campus.Since January, campus police have arrested 46 people for drug-related offenses, according to department records. That compares to a total of 28 people arrested on drug charges for all of 1998.A large number of calls are coming from dormitory residents asking police to investigate suspected drug use, said WSU Police Capt. Mike Kenny.The arrests on Friday and Sunday came after lengthy investigations by campus police that included alleged purchase of drugs from the students by people working with police.University police seized small amounts of marijuana and cocaine, as well as drug paraphernalia, when arresting three Streit Hall residents Sunday night in a dormitory room.On Friday, campus police recovered a small amount of marijuana and around $2,000 in cash during a drug raid at a home.
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