A 22-year-old former student at Wesleyan University has been arrested for the second time in two months. The young man, who was recently expelled from the Middletown, Connecticut, university, was first arrested on drug charges two months ago, along with four other students. He, like some of other students arrested, was studying neuroscience.
The most recent arrest was for trespassing on the Wesleyan campus. The defendant was reportedly attending a festival there on April 18. Police say that he violated a no trespassing order. He is now facing a charge of first-degree criminal trespass. His bond was set at $5,000.
The Washington, D.C., man's problems began late in February when a dozen people ended up in the hospital. Eleven of them were treated for overdosing on the drug MDMA, popularly known as "Molly." The other reportedly suffered alcohol poisoning. Ten of the overdose victims were also students at Wesleyan.
The defendant was charged with 16 counts of obtaining or supplying drugs illegally after the February overdose incident. He was also charged with having a controlled substance in his possession. He and one other student were expelled, according to the university, and the three others were suspended.
Drug crimes can derail a person's education, career and future. That's why it's essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and work to mitigate the damages as much as possible. It's also essential to adhere to any stipulations placed on you by law enforcement after your arrest, such as no trespassing orders. The last thing you want to do is make things worse for yourself.
Source: NBC Connecticut, "Expelled Wesleyan Student Arrested for Attending Festival: Cops," April. 20, 2015