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University of Connecticut student faces drug charges

Police say that the search of a university student's dorm room revealed much more than textbooks and studying materials. The University of Connecticut dorm room wasn't just being used as a place to sleep and study, it was also being used to store and distribute illegal drugs. The student who occupied the room was arrested and is now facing drug charges.

A continuing investigation concerning drug trafficking at the university led police to the 22-year-old student's dorm room. After a search warrant was obtained, police entered the room and discovered an astonishing $30,000 worth of drugs. Initially, mushrooms, PCP, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, crystal meth and marijuana were all found in the student's room.

In addition to the drugs, almost $5,000 cash was stashed away in the dorm room. Authorities report that the seized drugs were worth at least the aforementioned $30,000. The student was arrested and faces a myriad of charges, one of which alleges that he operated a drug factory. His next court appearance is scheduled for the end of February.

This University of Connecticut student allegedly used an institute of learning to distribute illegal drugs, which can carry serious consequences if convicted. The student is being held on $250,000 bail as he awaits his upcoming court date for the drug charges later this month. Despite what some may think of the case, the justice system mandates an assumption of innocence unless proven otherwise. However, if the evidence and case brought against him appear to be leading towards an apparent conviction, there may still be hope of a plea deal that can work to provide a more favorable sentence, particularly if he has no prior convictions.

Source: The Courant, UConn Student Appears In Court On Drug Charges, No author, Feb. 3, 2014

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