Another Ivy drug bust: Cornell student faces heroin charges
On Sunday morning, Ithaca, N.Y. police arrested a 26-year-old woman, who is listed as being a Cornell University student, and charged her with possessing nearly six ounces of heroin that is worth more than $150,000. It was one of the largest seizures in the police department's history, according to The Ithaca Journal.
Kerri Lynn Blakinger was allegedly at a Collegetown hotel with a plastic Tupperware container holding a plastic bag of light brown powder that police say could be cut into about 500 doses of the drug, the paper reported. Cornell officials would not comment to the newspaper because of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
The Cornell Daily Sun reported that Blakinger is a member of the class of 2011, and former Sun staff writer and features editor.
Earlier this month five Columbia University students were charged with allegedly dealing drugs like LSD, coke and pot out of their fraternity houses and dorm rooms. Police called the investigation and bust "Operation Ivy League."
In October, a Georgetown University student and one of his high school friends were charged with allegedly operating a DMT lab in a freshman dorm. Although Georgetown is not an Ivy, the news surprised students at the prestigious D.C. college and made national headlines.
You can read the full Ithaca Journal article, here.
| December 21, 2010; 10:20 AM ET
Categories: News Overload | Tags: Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown
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