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NYPD Busts Ivy League Drug Ring at Columbia University

(AP/The Blaze) — New York City authorities say five Columbia University students are charged with selling drugs on campus and at fraternity houses.

Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Tuesday that the students and three off-campus suppliers have been arrested and indicted.

The five-month investigation began in July. Authorities say undercover officers bought cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy, Adderall and LSD.  In some cases, the LSD was in Altoid breath mints and SweetTARTS candies.

Undercover NYPD narcotics officers reportedly made 31 purchases of a number of various drugs, including cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, Adderall and LSD.  Most of these drug deals took place in three separate fraternity houses.

In addition, three suspected drug dealers who allegedly supplied the students were also arrested in the sting.  One of these alleged dealers stands accused of selling cocaine, LSD and DMT to undercover officers on seven different occasions and plotting to kidnap and murder two rival cocaine traffickers whom he believed had stolen money from him, police said.

All five students are charged in indictments. They are scheduled to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday.

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