Warrants confirm student released information to police

by Margeaux Corby and Laura Smith, May 7, 2009

The Pendulum

According to recent search warrants, sophomore Meredith Haggerty, who was arrested on May 1 for posession and manufacturing cocaine, turned over information regarding sophomores Andrew Milne and Tyler Reynolds.

Milne and Reynolds were both charged last week with posession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

According to the warrants, Haggerty told Elon Police of Milne’s and Reynold’s posession on May 1, the day she was arrested.

Sophomore Colin Cash was also arrested recently on charges of cocaine possession.

Last week, the Town of Elon police arrested 15 others on charges of drug violations and illegal alcohol possession, 12 of whom are Elon University students.

Elon police conducted searches and arrested one Elon student May 1, six students May 6, three May 7 and two May 8 for various charges, including possession of controlled substances, drug paraphernalia and illegal alcohol possession.

According to an Elon Police Department press release, arrests made on May 6, 7 and 8 were in response to an undercover drug operation that began on May 1 when members of the Elon Police Department executed search warrants in numerous on- and off-campus locations.

According to Alamance County Courthouse arrest warrants and bond records, Haggerty was arrested May 1 after police found her in possession of 29.2 grams of cocaine and a 2004 BMW, which the county claimed Haggerty used to keep and sell cocaine. 

She was placed under a $20,000 secured bond and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, manufacturing cocaine and two counts of maintaining a vehicle and dwelling for keeping and selling drugs.

 “Over the course of the past couple months, we’ve been hearing about certain names on campus,” said Town of Elon Police Lt. Cyndi Ring. “Once we arrested Haggerty, some more of those names came up again.”

Many of the arrests took place in Danieley Center apartments and Sheridan Place.

“We had information that the people who resided at those residences had drugs and/or were selling drugs,” Ring said.

According to Ring, once the information was gathered, the police department put together a search warrant which went in front of a magistrate, who confirmed there was probable cause to investigate these claims. 

“The possibility does exist that we could make more searches and more arrests,” she said.

The following students were also charged:

Junior William Elliot was charged with possession of cocaine and was placed under a $1,000 bond.

Senior William Ferrell was placed under a $500 bond after being arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia of two bongs, smoking pipes and rolling papers 

Senior Zachary Glazer was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia of two bongs, smoking pipes and rolling papers. Glazer was placed under a $500 secured bond.

Junior Brian Hunt was arrested and charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. His $1,000 bond was paid May 7.

 

Sophomore Andrew Milne was arrested and charged with possession of one-half ounce of marijuana or less and possession with the intent to use a smoking pipe. He was placed under a $500 secured bond. On May 8, Milne was charged with intimidating a state’s witness and was placed under a $7,500 secured bond.

Senior Matthew Nathanson was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia of two bongs, smoking pipes and rolling papers and possession of a fraudulent identification card. He was placed under a $700 secured bond.

Sophomore Tyler Reynolds was arrested and found in possession of up to one-half ounce of marijuana.  Police also found Reynolds in possession of bongs and a malt beverage while being under 21 years old as well as a fraudulent ID. He was placed under a $500 bond.

Sophomore Derek Schwarz was arrested for possession of liquor while being under 21 and possessed with the intent to use bongs and rolling papers. Schwarz was released after his $300 bail was paid. 

 Sophomore Nicholas Siciliano was arrested for possession of the amphetamine Adderall, as well as possessing with the intent to use two pipes and a grinder and assorted liquors while being under 21 years old.

He was released after his $1,000 bail was paid. 

Senior Daniel Weller was charged with possessing non-tax paid liquor. He was placed under a $300 secured bond.

Sophomore Fuad Zaru was charged with posession of a Schedule II Drug Adderall, posession of a fraudulent identification card and underage posession of alcohol.

All of the students involved were contacted but declined to comment.

Non-Elon students that were also arrested in the same investigation include: 

 Silvino Enrique Brown Jr. was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. He was placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

Orlando Centellas Hightower was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and was placed under a $500 secured bond. 

Eric Steven Snow was charged with possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for keeping and/or selling drugs. He was placed under a $10,000 bond. 

 

Andie Diemer, Olivia Hubert-Allen and Derek Noble also contributed to this article.


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