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    A woman was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for marijuana possession in Sky View Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St., at 8:27 p.m. Sunday.

    Police responded to the first floor, where the scent of marijuana was detected. The officer knocked on a suspected door, but no one answered. The resident assistant told the officer she saw two women who live in the suspected room move to a different room before the cops arrived.

    The cops finally made contact with the residents, and upon entering the room immediately smelled burnt marijuana. One of the residents admitted to smoking the marijuana alone in the suspected room that night.

    She went into her room and returned with two burnt marijuana cigarettes and the ashes in an ashtray. No other contraband was found.

    A resident of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., was found with marijuana and a multi-colored glass pipe at 2:50 a.m. Sunday.

    Police responded to the second floor of the residence hall and knocked on the door of a suspected room. A man answered the door, and an officer told the man his eyes appeared to be red.

    The man told the officer his eyes were red because he was playing video games.

    The man told the officer he was at a party earlier that night where people were smoking marijuana, but that he did not have any inside the room. The officer asked to search the room, and the resident asked if the officer needed a warrant. The officer told him that the smell of marijuana was strong and that he would notify Residence Life about the incident either way.

    The resident confessed that there was marijuana in the room.

    He removed a Tylenol bottle containing 7.6 grams of marijuana and the pipe from his backpack under a bed.

    The man was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for marijuana possession.

    Police cited and released three residents of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., for underage drinking at 12:55 a.m. Friday.

    Two of the residents were roommates. When police arrived, they talked to the men and searched their room for alcohol containers. The men’s eyes were red, watery and bloodshot.

    The smell of intoxicants was on their breath, and one of the men was sweating profusely.

    Both men admitted to drinking at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house, 901 N. First Ave., earlier that night.

    Police found 11 cans of Bud Light in the room’s refrigerator.

    The third resident told an officer there was nothing illegal in his room and consented to a search. Underneath the man’s bed, the officer found a large plastic bin containing seven hard-liquor bottles, three of which were partially full.

    The three men were cited at the scene and released.

    Police found a female resident of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., lying on the bathroom floor with vomit on herself and around her entire body at 8:42 p.m. Friday.

    Police arrived to the fourth floor of the residence hall and found the woman with red, watery and bloodshot eyes and barely able to keep them open. She could hardly maintain a conversation with the officer, who had to repeat questions multiple times for them to register with the woman.

    She said that she was going to a Pi Beta Phi sorority date dash at a fraternity house but refused to give the name of the fraternity or the location of the party. She also admitted to drinking too much Smirnoff vodka, telling the officer she had three shots earlier.

    She denied drinking any other alcohol or taking any other drugs, except Ritalin for her attention-deficit disorder.

    Tucson Fire Department arrived and determined that the woman was extremely intoxicated and needed to be transported to University Medical Center, 1500 N. Campbell Ave.

    As they wheeled her to the ambulance, the EMTs had to catch her when she almost fell off the stretcher. She did not realize she was sliding off.

    The officer went to UMC to check on the woman and one of the nurses told the officer that she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.279. The legal limit is 0.08.

    The officer returned to the residence hall Saturday and talked to the woman. She told the officer the only thing she remembered was waking up in the hospital.

    She said she had taken vodka shots at two different house parties before her friend dropped her off outside the door to her room before leaving for the Pi Beta Phi date dash.

    The woman was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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