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Meth Found in LXR

The Department of Public Safety uncovered a substance containing methamphetamine in an LXR dorm room early Thursday morning.

According to a report in the DPS crime blotter, officers noticed a smell similar to that of marijuana while speaking with two students on the rooftop of LXR Hall. One of the students told DPS that he had smoked marijuana earlier while off campus and consented to allow DPS to search his room.

While the officers were searching the room, the student opened a drawer and gave them a plastic bag containing an unknown substance. DPS also discovered drug paraphernalia and a milky white substance.

The Metropolitan Police Department was called to the scene to field test the substance and concluded that it contained methamphetamine.

It is unclear whether the substance was being used as an ingredient in the production of drugs. The case was turned over to the Office of Student Conduct and MPD is handling the ongoing investigation.

It is not clear whether any arrests were made following the incident Thursday morning.

“Since issues of individual student behavior are handled confidentially we cannot provide any more information at this time,” DPS Associate Director Joseph Smith wrote in an email. “The use and distribution of illegal drugs are issues we take very seriously and are violations of the Student Code of Conduct.”

Possession of counterfeit or controlled substances, including marijuana and methamphetamine, is considered a Category B violation in the university’s Code of Student Conduct and is punishable with a variety of sanctions, ranging from housing relocation to disciplinary probation or suspension.

If the investigation concludes that the substance was being used to manufacture drugs, the violation would be considered a Category C and could result in suspension or dismissal from the university.

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