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Police Beat: March 25

‘Just about legal’

A non-UA affiliated man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia on March 18 at 1:30 a.m.

While performing a check of the Park Avenue Parking Garage, a University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed two men behind McClelland Hall. The officer drove over to the area to investigate and ask the two men why they were there.

The first said that he was tired and had walked a long way, and the second replied that he had just wanted to get out of the house.

During the conversation, the officer noticed a black and green glass pipe on the table in front of the first man. The officer then asked for their IDs, and as the men handed them over, the first removed his hat and placed it over the pipe.

The officer told the first man that he’d already seen the pipe and would deal with it in a minute. The man then picked the hat back up and put it on his head.

The first man admitted to owning the pipe, and produced a metal box full of marijuana when asked if he had any.

“It’s just about legal anyway,” the man said as he slid the box over to the officer.

The man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and both were told not to return to campus without a purpose.

Up in smoke

A UA student received a code of conduct referral for possession of marijuana on March 14 at 3:10 a.m.

A UAPD officer was sent to investigate a fire alarm that went off in a student’s room.

Upon arrival, the student living in the room showed the officer to his room, and then the smoke detector that was sounding. The officer managed to disable the smoke detector and noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana while doing so.

The officer asked the student why the alarm had gone off, and the student said he didn’t know, claiming that he was in the shower when he heard the alarm. However, the officer noticed that he did not look like he had just gotten out of the shower and observed that the student was drinking an excessive amount of water and had raised taste buds and red glassy eyes.

The student did not allow the officer to search his room, but there appeared to be a small green stem on the desk that the student was sitting on. The student insisted that the desk was his roommate’s, who had left for spring break.

The student then became very uncooperative, refusing to speak to the officer. He said that he was done being interrogated.

The Dean of Students Office was notified and the student received a code of conduct referral because he would not allow his room to be searched.

The smoke detector was replaced and the system reset.

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