Ivy League Drug Ring Taken Down in NYC

Columbia UniversityFive Columbia University students were taken to court yesterday for running a drug selling ring out of their fraternity. The students were found in possession of a variety of illegal and controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, Adderall, LSD, and ecstasy pills. Officials also seized over $6,000 in cash.

A report on the Today Show revealed that each of the students sold different drugs, and referred to customers to each other. They sold their goods to fellow students from their dorm rooms. They were busted by an undercover police officer who posed as a “college-age drug middle man.” The New York Police dubbed the investigation “Operation Ivy League,” but few seem to be surprised that there’s a market for drugs at the elite university.

Two of the defendants say they started selling drugs to help pay college tuition, according to police documents. The suspects are waiting to be arraigned and have not made any pleas or public statements.

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