Quinnipiac Student Busted for Drugs
Most students attending colleges and universities are used to pinching pennies by living off of a diet of Top Ramen and Easy Mac. Quinnipiac University junior, Kyle Shapiro, probably isn’t too familiar with the limited dietary habits of a broke college student, though. Why? Well, apparently the business of being a dorm dwelling drug dealer pays rather well if the thousands of dollars seized by police when they raided his room for drugs is any indication.
Shapiro’s recent arrest continues the trend of college students getting busted for operating as students by day while moonlighting as drug dealers by night. He was arrested on Tuesday, December 1 after an investigation was started by the Hamden Police after they were notified by Quinnipiac University Public Safety that there was a potentially large amount of marijuana in his dorm room.
Busted Bad Boy
Investigator Bryan Kelly of the Hamden Police Department Street Interdiction Team led the search of Shapiro’s room. He and his team hit pay dirt, too. 1.367 pounds of marijuana, .8 grams of cocaine, 8 vials of hashish and $9,518 was found. Naturally he was subsequently arrested and taken to jail where he was charged with “possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.”
Business must be good because Shapiro was able to pay the $50,000 bail requirement and secure his release from the slammer rather quickly. It’s unclear whether or not the judge will throw the book at him when he appears in front of in a Meriden Superior Court in New Jersey on December 14.
Suspended and Kicked Off Campus
One thing is for certain, though…There certainly won’t be any textbooks thrown his way anytime soon since the Quinnipiac University officials didn’t take his drug dealing ways lightly, promptly suspending and removing him from the Connecticut campus as a result.
A statement made by the vice president for the public affairs, Lynn Bushnell, said, “With the safety and security of our students being paramount, the university does not tolerate such behavior on any of its campuses. We are working closely with the Hamden Police Department on this matter and are grateful for its officers’ efforts on our behalf.”