Five students arrested in Columbia U. drug bust

December 7, 2010 2:15:55 PM PST
Authorities say five Columbia University students are charged with selling drugs at campus housing - and one of their suppliers is accused of a kidnapping plot.

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

Authorities say one supplier is charged with plotting to kidnap a pair of rival cocaine traffickers.

They say most of the sales took place at three fraternity houses.

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 breath mints and candy.

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