200 Bags Of Heroin At Uconn
STORRS A University of Connecticut freshman caught in a campus parking lot with 200 bags of heroin told undercover police who arrested him Tuesday night that selling drugs was the only way he could pay for collegePolice said they apprehended Stephen H. Laurencin, 19, of Hartford, and fellow student Alimahad A. Isa, 21, of West Hartford, in W lot on the northern edge of campus off Route 195. He asked the judge to set a high bail”There’s no justification . to poison your fellow citizens so you can gain an advantage,” Johnson saidIn the end, the judge increased Laurencin’s bail to $200,000 and ordered him back into court on May 12. Isa’s bail was set at $25,000, and he is due back in court April 30. Isa, a UConn junior who lives in Hicks Hall, told police that Laurencin paid him $30 to drive him from Hartford to UConnState police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said Wednesday that the narcotics af af task force is still active in the area and working with UConn police”We’re still out there, and our people are still working in an undercover capacity in and about the campus,” Vance saidPolice and prosecutors say heroin does not have a big presence at UConn, although at least three young men have died of heroin overdoses on or near campus in recent yearsMost recently, a state resident visiting from another college died Dec. Ronald Blicher said there are relatively few investigations into heroin on ca af mpus”We have had a few, if that, per year in the last five years. We don’t just deal with it much,” Blicher said”The most prevalent drug we see abused on campus af is still marijuana,” he said.