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Police Beat: January 27, 2015

Don’t get caught

Two UA students were diverted on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on Jan. 18.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was patrolling Sixth Street Parking Garage when he smelled burning marijuana. Two men where sitting in a white Chevrolet Camaro in the southwest corner. They seemed nervous as the officer got off of his bike and knocked on their passenger window.

The driver said that there was marijuana in the vehicle after being asked by the officer. He pointed to a black backpack between his knee and the console. The driver started pulling items from the backpack in the vehicle, including a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue. The officer requested the entire backpack, which the student handed to him.

The officer requested an ID from the driver and asked the driver to step out of the vehicle. The driver told the officer that he had purchased the marijuana that night at University Crossing, and the marijuana was smoked from the red pipe when the officer arrived.

All of the items, including the glass pipe, ziplock baggie with marijuana, purple pill bottle containing marijuana and various containers, belonged to the driver, but the other student smoked with him. The two students were transported to the UAPD station where they were taken into custody. The items found were processed into the UAPD Property and Evidence.

Deadly drinking

Two UA students were diverted by a UAPD officer to the Dean of Students Office on Jan. 17.

The students were observed by the officer near the intersection of Lowell Street and Park Avenue on Jan. 17. One student was having trouble walking while the other hid a large container under his shirt when he saw the officer.

The officer contacted the students in front of the BioSciences West building. The student having trouble walking had a strong smell of intoxicants coming from his breath, in addition to bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He swayed from side to side and front to back. The student admitted to drinking six or seven shots of tequila and Jack Daniel’s inside of the Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall. He could not provide any information on the room.

The student hiding the container under his shirt dropped a 1-liter glass bottle of Jack Daniels onto the ground as the officer approached him.

He admitted having two shots of tequila inside Árbol de la Vida. A Dean of Students referral was completed by both students at the Dean of Students Office.

— Compiled by Amber White

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