As the holidays get closer by the day, college students focus on final exams that typically take place right before the holiday break. A trio of Elon University students just east of Greensboro are facing a different type of test, however, after their arrests a few days ago on drug charges.
Two male freshmen and a female sophomore face allegations involving marijuana and amphetamines, a news report stated.
Police arrested one of the young men first and charged him with possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana. Two days later, the young woman was charged with intent to deliver amphetamines and the other freshman was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The news article did not name the controlled substance he reportedly possessed, though it did state what the sophomore’s charge involves an intent to deliver Adderall – a prescription stimulant often used by students cramming for tests.
According to the article, law enforcement officials seized “44 pills and capsules of amphetamine” while making the arrests, as well as more than 25 grams of marijuana.
The looks on the faces of the students in their published mugshots convey the seriousness of the situation. While they might not know the exact penalties they face under the law, it seems clear that they recognize that their arrests threaten their academic pursuits, as well as their reputations and freedom.
While no one can determine from the contents of a news article whether the students have done wrong, it is certain that convictions on the charges would do harm to their futures. That is why it is important for students and parents in these situations to speak with an experienced Greensboro defense attorney about their legal options before talking to prosecutors or investigators.