Saturday evening, Middletown police officers arrived at the Nics to investigate the existence of drugs after they were called to the scene by Public Safety. According to a piece by NBC Connecticut, the two students in question “denied having drugs or drug-related materials in the room, but when public safety said they would call police, the students handed over various items, including marijuana, a bong with marijuana residue, rolling papers and other drug-related material, police said.”
The entire incident began to unfold after Public Safety was called to the Nics sparked by two students that were found to be stealing shampoo from another resident of the dorm. Their room reportedly was a place of constant activity, with people coming in and out, raising suspicion amongst other students.
The two students were then arrested and brought to Middletown Police headquarters to be booked—the two are football players here at Wesleyan, and they are due in court February 14th. The two students are charged with possession with the intent to sell, as well as the possession of less than four ounces of a controlled substance. After they were arrested, the two were released on $5,000 bonds.
According to residents of the Nics, the two students have been allowed to return to their dorm rooms, arousing questions surrounding Wesleyan’s policy on such an issue. Students have also been raising questions of safety in such incidents.
Sound off in the comments: Should students that have been arrested be allowed back on campus, and back in their dorms?
Read more details of this incident over on NBC Connecticut.
Edit: Some people in the comments have asked more background on the shampoo. Supposedly, at least one of the students were suspected of using shampoo that belonged to other students in that dorm, which sparked a residential advisor being involved, leading then to the calling of Public Safety. Public Safety was not called over the shampoo per se, but more so due to a following complaint over the supposed dealing of drugs.
Additionally, Middletown Press adds with more specificity:
Public Safety discovered two grinders with marijuana residue, a bong with hoses and residue, bags of plastic bags intended for packaging narcotics for sale, various containers with marijuana odor, packages of rolling paper, a miscellaneous piece of narcotic equipment and 2.2 ounces of marijuana in the room, police said.