Something tells me these kids are going to have a harder time getting a job than I did:
Five Columbia students were arrested today for drug dealing. Undercover NYPD officers bought a variety of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, and LSD, from these students. The suppliers to these students were also arrested. This has been an ongoing drug investigation that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly dubbed “Operation Ivy League.”
Since July, undercover cops have made 31 purchases of LSD, marijuana, cocaine, Adderall, and ecstasy from students in AEPi, Psi U, and Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike). DNA Info reports that Chris Coles (CC ’12), Harrison David (SEAS ’12), Adam Klein (CC ’12), Joseph Stephen Perez (aka Stephan Vincenzo, CC ’12), and Michael Wymbs (SEAS ’11) have been arrested. [Bwog]
Though to be fair, these Ivy Leaguers are already being deemed pretty valuable:
Spec’s Alix Pianin reports that each of the students have pleaded not guilty. The judge has set the following bonds and bail for each:
- Harrison David: $75,000 bond, $50,000 cash
- Jose Stephan Perez: $30,000 bond, $20,000 cash
- Michael Wymbs: $35,000 bond, $25,000 cash
- Chris Coles: $40,000 bond, $25,000 cash
- Adam Klein: $35,000 bond, $25,000 cash
And in a fun twist, turns out the
$160K $200K tuition can lead to a life of crime:
At least two of the Columbia students — Christopher Coles and Harrison David — whined to a detective today that they resorted to selling drugs so they could pay their way through the elite university in Morningside Heights.
“Why do you think I have do do this s—?,” the 20-year-old David said to the detective, according to court records. “He [David’s father] won’t pay my tuition.”
Coles, also 20, allegedly told the same cop, “I just sell it to pay tuition.”
Ah student debt, making criminals out of the best-SAT-scoring among us!