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Police Beat: March 3

‘Just give them the stuff, man’

Two UA students were cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at 11:36 p.m. at the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Feb. 22.

A resident assistant contacted the University of Arizona Police Department when he received an anonymous tip that a resident of Arizona-Sonora and his friend were smoking marijuana in his room.

The UAPD officer arrived on the scene and could clearly smell marijuana from the room. A resident answered the door when the officer knocked. The student had red, bleary eyes, appeared disoriented and had trouble talking coherently.

The resident claimed that there was nothing illegal in his room, but said he didn’t want the officer to search through his belongings. When the officer asked him if he didn’t want to be searched because he had illegal objects in his room, the resident suspiciously glanced back at something in his room.

The officer told the resident that he knew there was marijuana in the room because he could smell it. At that point, the resident’s friend told him, “Just give them the stuff, man.”

The resident then went to the spot he had looked at when the officer asked him if he had anything illegal and retrieved a glass jar containing a green, leafy substance. The material tested positive for marijuana and weighed in at about 8.6 grams.

The resident also dug out a glass bong that had been hidden behind a chair and gave it to the officer. The officer noticed that the friend also had bloodshot eyes when they were speaking.
However, the resident and his friend refused to answer any questions when asked if they were smoking.

The two were cited and diverted to the Dean of Students Office. The marijuana and bong were placed into evidence.

Leaky engineers

The Civil Engineering building flooded on Feb. 20 after a leak.

A UAPD officer was signaled over to the building by a UA student. The student told the officer that there was extensive flooding inside the building, and there must be a leak somewhere.

The officer called General Maintenance, then entered the building with the student to investigate.
There was a large puddle in the middle of the lobby, and water was dripping down from the ceiling of the men’s bathroom. There was significant leakage in other sections of the second and first floor.

General Maintenance arrived and was able to shut off the water that was causing the flooding.

Special Delivery

On Feb. 21, two U.S. Postal Inspection Service inspectors asked for assistance in regards to a package that was sent to a UA student.

The USPIS inspectors contacted UAPD because they had intercepted a package addressed to a resident of Coronado Residence Hall containing about 4.5 pounds of marijuana.

A UAPD officer and the inspectors were taken to the room occupied by the resident, but no one answered after knocking on the door. They began checking study rooms in search for the resident, and overheard a student talking to the resident on the phone.

Although the student initially denied talking to the resident, he admitted to doing so when told that his resident assistant had heard him. The student then confessed to telling the resident that “cops were at his door.” He claimed that he had no knowledge of the package containing marijuana.

At the time of this report, the officer and inspectors were unable to make contact with the suspect resident.

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