FIT Students Could Get 25 Years After Cocaine Arrests

Suspects plead not guilty

Two students at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology and a man they said supplied them with cocaine have pleaded not guilty to charges of selling the narcotic to undercover police officers.

Mickensie Dippenworth, of Bel Air, Md., and Christine Scafa, of Princeton Junction, N.J., remain free on $5,000 bail after arraignment Wednesday in Manhattan's state Supreme Court.

Raymond Alameda, of Manhattan, also pleaded not guilty. He's held in $50,000 bond.

The three were arrested Dec. 10 and accused of selling cocaine at a nightclub and a dorm.

The 22-year-old Scafa and 21-year-old Dippenworth were nabbed in front of an FIT dorm.

Court papers quote the two FIT seniors saying they got cocaine from the 29-year-old Alameda.

The three are due back in court March 18. They each face up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

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