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    Police Beat: March 8

    Blunt buddies

    Three UA students were arrested for drug-related charges after smoking marijuana in a car outside the west side of Arizona Stadium at 12:28 a.m. on March 2.

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were patrolling a parking lot when they became suspicious of a car with its headlights on in a non-parking zone.

    The officers then approached the passenger’s side door, and he stepped out of the vehicle, releasing an odor of marijuana. The subject had red, watery bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of marijuana, according to the police report.

    He denied the smell, but said, “maybe it’s the Eegee’s.”

    An officer then reiterated the question and the student denied any marijuana use again, before being asked to step away from the vehicle and speak with a separate cop. As the man moved, the officer looked down at the car’s floorboard and saw “in plain sight” two baggies of marijuana.

    Police then spoke with the four other occupants in the car, three of whom were men and the other a woman.

    The woman told officers she’d been friends with the men since her freshman year at Catalina Foothills High School and the group had driven south of campus to smoke a “blunt” in the car.

    Police then spoke with the driver and owner of the vehicle, who refused to give his keys to police but became compliant when informed police could search his vehicle, because of the found marijuana. The man then informed police of a bong in his backseat, when asked if any additional marijuana was in the car.

    The student said he bought the marijuana from a former co-worker from Mama’s Pizza, but wouldn’t identify the man. Police then asked to search the trunk.

    “Well you’ve already searched my car, why not?” the suspect said.

    The officers moved several long boards, before finding a small pipe with marijuana residue and a wooden vaporizer, which the student no longer used, because it “gets too hot.”

    The driver and another male were then arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, while a separate male was arrested for paraphernalia. All five of the subjects were then released and referred to the Dean of Students.


    A UA student was cited and released for minor in possession after vomiting in a cab, refusing to pay the “biohazard fee” and walking away at 1:28 a.m. on March 2.

    The cab driver then called out to UAPD outside of Coronado Residence Hall and pointed out the student “staggering” toward the building. Police stopped the suspect, who “profanely” said he’d paid for the taxi.

    He was then identified and escorted back to the cab, where he refused to discuss with police how or where he obtained alcohol. The student “continually” said he was a “typical UA student” and the police’s actions were “unfair.”

    UAPD then cited and released the student for minor in possession and his friend paid the fee.

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