Five students have been arrested and charged with the criminal sale of a controlled substance at Columbia University. The students are accused selling LSD spiked candy on campus, as well as other drugs such as cocaine and heroin. The liquid LSD was applied to sweet tarts and other treats. One of the students claims he only started to sell drugs to help pay for the cost of his education.
The suspects are accused of selling some of these drugs from their fraternity house. Undercover police officers made approximately $11,000 worth of purchases indicating their ability to deal with large amounts of these drugs. The suspects all pleaded not guilty at their arraignment.
Needless to say Columbia University officials and students are not pleased with all the negative publicity this story has attracted. The dean of student affairs stated that the University is taking the matter “very seriously.”