Drug Bust on Ivy League Campus in NYC

December 7, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News
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So this is where all that tuition money is going, mom and dad!

Today, five Columbia University students were charged with selling LSD-spiked candy and other drugs at frat parties on the Ivy League campus in Upper Manhattan. Two of the five said they need it to pay for the pricey tuition.

Um, try state school, kids.

Police arrested Christopher Coles, Harrison David, Adam Klein, Jose Stephen Perez and Michael Wymbs, all between 20 and 22 years old.

This drug bust was a well planned undercover sneak attack that had been planned for over five months.

How Donnie Brasco!

Dubbed “Operation Ivy League” — they relied on a youthful undercover officer posing as a drug middleman for another college outside the city. Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said the officer paid nearly $11,000 for 31 purchases of LSD, marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription stimulants.

The investigation led authorities to three traffickers in the East Village and Brooklyn, including one charged with plotting to kidnap rival dealers for ransom. The suspect allegedly tried to recruit a second undercover officer to use a stun gun on his victims and drug them with LSD.

One of the arrested guys told police: “I just sell it to pay tuition.”

To which Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly replied: “This is no way to work your way through college.”


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