MU police seize drugs, cash from room in Defoe-Graham Hall

Saturday, January 29, 2011 | 4:35 p.m. CST; updated 9:46 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 29, 2011

COLUMBIA ­­­— MU police seized marijuana, ecstasy, steroids and thousands of dollars in cash from a student's room Friday while serving a search warrant.  

Justin Michael Brown, a 19-year-old MU freshman, was arrested, according to an MU police news release, on suspicion of:

  • Three counts of possession and distribution of a controlled substance.
  • Possession of alcohol as a minor.
  • Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of false identification.
  • Distribution, delivery and manufacture of a controlled substance near a school zone.

“An officer was on foot in the area south of the Nursing School (Thursday),” Capt. Scott Richardson of the MU Police Department said Saturday. “He heard some individuals talking and smelled the aroma of marijuana.”

Friday morning, MU police served a search warrant on room 3720 Defoe-Graham Hall. During the search, officers seized 43 grams of marijuana, ecstasy pills, two types of steroids in several vials, $4,390 in cash, a digital scale, packaging materials, several glass pipes and three bottles of alcohol.

“Officers also seized some computers and cell phones,” Richardson said.

Brown was being held at Boone County Jail as of 2 p.m. Saturday on $75,000 bond and is not allowed on the MU grounds, according to online court records.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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Corey Parks January 29, 2011 | 5:37 p.m.

Can't a guy raise a little extra cash to help pay for tuition increases next year?

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Paul Allaire January 30, 2011 | 2:03 p.m.

Yes and why isn't there an article about the tuition hike as there was in the Trib???

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