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Police Beat: August 24

It’s not Cali, bro

Three University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the Coronado Residence Hall after a resident assistant reported smelling marijuana from one of the rooms.

Upon arrival, the officers searched the hallway and the room that the RA originally reported. The officers did not smell any odor of marijuana there, but they did smell it in a different room.

One of the police officers knocked on the door and a male resident let them in, where they proceeded to ask the resident about the smell of marijuana, to which the resident admitted to having in his room.

The officers asked for the resident’s marijuana and any paraphernalia. The resident handed over a clear jar containing 3.2 grams of marijuana. He then retrieved a vaporizer, which contained a mixture of tobacco and marijuana, and a grinder with marijuana residue.

The resident explained to the officers that he had a medical marijuana card issued in California, to which two of the officers informed him that despite having a marijuana card, the possession of marijuana on the UA campus is illegal.

The resident was diverted to the Dean of Students Office where he will have to complete a diversion process.

“If you want”

Two UAPD officers responded to a report from an RA at the Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall regarding the smell of marijuana from one of the rooms.

The RA led the officers to the room where he reported smelling marijuana. One officer could smell burnt marijuana through the door seal and could hear people inside.

The officer knocked on the door and a male resident answered the door, to which the officer explained he was there because of a report of marijuana odor coming from his room. The officer asked the resident if he could enter the room and the resident replied with “if you want.”

Two other UA students were present in the room. The officer explained that he could smell burnt marijuana in the room and asked the three students about it. One of the students said the three of them had smoked outside but that no marijuana was in the room.

After asking to look around the room with permission from the resident, the officer found a glass pipe with burnt marijuana. The officer asked the students if they had anything else in the room, to which the resident retrieved a backpack that had a container holding a pipe, rolling papers, marijuana residue and an air filter called “Green Smoke Buddy.”

One of the students pointed out a different bag to the officer that contained a grinder with marijuana residue inside. The officer asked which items belonged to the resident and the resident confirmed that the container was his.

One officer took the two non-residents out into the hallway to question them separately, while the other officer remained in the room with the resident. The resident informed the officer that he has been smoking consistently since he was in eighth grade.

The officer informed the students that they would be submitted to the diversion program due to their cooperation.

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