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2 College Students Arrested in Fruity Pebbles Pot Square Bust

They were charged with the possession and sale of a controlled substance

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    Quinnipiac Students Accused of Selling Marijuana Out of Dorm

    Hamden police have arrested two Quinnipiac students accused of selling drugs out of a dorm room. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Two students at Quinnipiac University are accused of selling drugs out of their dorm room, including edible squares made with pot and cereal

    • The students, both age 18, were arrested Sunday on charges of possession and sale of a controlled substance

    • Cops say they seized 15.5 grams of marijuana, five edible cereal squares, 87 grams of THC oil and drug paraphernalia

    Two students at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut are accused of selling drugs out of their dorm room, including edible squares made with marijuana and Fruity Pebbles cereal.

    Patrick Ownbey and Shawn Wheeler, both 18, were arrested Sunday after Hamden police were called to the campus for a report of a drug investigation.

    The university’s Public Safety told police they received a tip that a student was selling drugs from his dormitory. When public safety officers arrived at the room, Ownbey and Wheeler were there along with two other students.

    Police said Ownbey, who is from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, had 15.5 grams of marijuana, along with five edible “Marijuana Fruity Pebbles Squares”, 87 grams of THC oil and other drug paraphernalia on him at the time of the search. Wheeler, from Atkinson, New Hampshire, was found with 137.5 grams of marijuana and other paraphernalia, including a scale.

    They were both arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and sale of a controlled substance. They were each released on a $1,000 bond and due in court on March 5. The Associated Press says neither immediately responded to emails seeking comment. Attorney information wasn't clear.

    Police said the other two students in the room were found to have small amounts of marijuana. They were each issued infractions for possession of marijuana, less than a half-ounce.

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