NYC officials bust Ivy League coke, LSD, pot ring

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City authorities say five Columbia University students have been charged with selling drugs on campus and at fraternity houses.

The students pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Tuesday on multiple drug dealing charges alleging they were supplied by violent traffickers.

Authorities called it one of the largest drug takedowns on a New York City college campus in recent memory. 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.

Authorities say one of the off-campus suppliers plotted to kidnap a pair of rival cocaine traffickers.


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