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By Hannah Marr, News Editor • June 21, 2024

Twelve ounces of marijuana found in sophomore’s dorm room

A sophomore was arrested last week after more than 300 grams of marijuana was found in his room in Fulbright Hall.

University Police Department officers discovered approximately 332.5 grams of marijuana, Adderall and drug paraphernalia after responding to a report of a suspicious odor on Nov. 11, UPD Chief Dolores Stafford said in an e-mail. The contraband was revealed during an administrative search conducted by GW Housing Programs staff, and the Metropolitan Police Department listed the recovered drugs as weighing three-quarters of a pound, according to a police report.

The student will be charged, U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Sheila Miller said. She could not say what the charges would be until the case was assigned.

According to the police report, the “suspicious odor” was evident on the second floor of Fulbright and in the stairwell. The University Police officer who responded to the odor encountered the 19-year-old student as he left his room and notified the community director who oversaw the administrative search. The student was subsequently arrested and transferred to the Second District station for processing, according to the report.

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