Drug Arrest in Cheverus
Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01
Boston College Police Department (BCPD) officers responded to a call on the night of Sept. 16 and arrested a resident of Cheverus Hall after the discovery of a substance believed to be marijuana.
This was the first reported arrest of a student for substance possession on campus this year. Only five students were arrested last year for possession on campus.
The police were notified after the all-male second floor had begun to smell of marijuana.
Officers searched the student's room, which was the origin of the smell. Upon the discovery of the substance and identifying its owner, police arrested the student for possession of a class D substance with intent to distribute.
In Massachusetts, being convicted of possessing over an ounce of marijuana can result in imprisonment.
Sources close to the student, who wished to remain nameless, maintain that he was not involved in selling, but rather intended to keep the substance for personal use.
"I had no idea that this was going on in Cheverus," another student said in reference to the arrested student's activities.
"I never really go on the second floor, and so I hadn't noticed the smell."
In 2008, only five drug-law related arrests were made in BC dormitories.
"I would have thought that the number would be much larger," said one student. "I thought it was much more prevalent. And, since it's not very common, I can't believe it happened in Cheverus."