Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Columbia University: Students Arrested in Massive Drug Bust

In one of the largest drug busts in New York City history, five Columbia University students were arrested and taken into custody yesterday.

The students: Chris Coles, Harrison David, Adam Klein, Jose Perez and Michael Wymbs, were taken into police custody after they sold narcotics totaling nearly $11,000 to undercover police officers. The drugs included marijuana, cocaine, LSD dropped in candy, Ecstasy and Adderall, according to a source from the New York City Office of Special Narcotics.

Most of the drugs were sold from the houses of campus fraternities, including Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha and Psi Upsilon. According to the Daily News, the investigation began after the NYPD's Crime Stoppers received several anonymous complaints to their tipline. The narcotics team raided the houses after identifying the suspects involved. The investigation also led to the arrest of three of the students' suppliers.