UPDATE: Five students from 86 W. Northrup arrested
BPD finds students selling drugs in West Northrup Place twice in two weeks
Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 20:11
Five students were arrested on Tuesday when police seized three guns, cocaine, marijuana, pills, $800 in cash and other illegal drugs from their University Heights home.
Exercise science majors Cameron Hom, John Marchant and Jared Eder; School of Management student Ethan Mirenberg; and undecided major Michael Daley were arrested from their 86 W. Northrup Place home after Buffalo Police executed a search warrant on Tuesday.
Witnesses on the street saw the students sitting on the street curb in handcuffs on Tuesday afternoon while police searched the house for over an hour.
They were charged for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and unlawful possession of marijuana, among other charges.
Detectives said the 19-year-olds accepted a controlled delivery of illegal drugs.
In the past two weeks, BPD found two West Northrup Place student houses that organized illegal drug sales. Sources said students from each house are in illegal fraternities – a violation of the UB Student Code of Conduct that puts students at risk for suspension and/or expulsion.
On Sept. 21, BPD arrested Andrew Pawluk, a media study major; Anthony Argiros, a geography major; Mark Harding, a School of Management student; and Ruben Abramov, a sociology major – along with non-UB students Brennon Hall, Joseph Mruk and Jonathan Ho from 51 W. Northrup Place. BPD searched the house and found $64,000 in cash, 9 pounds of marijuana, 8 ounces of ecstasy and a half-ounce of cocaine.
The students have since moved out of their home, according to Jason Jeffrey, a permanent resident of 48 W. Northrup Place.
The suspects of 51 W. Northrup went to Buffalo City Court on Thursday, Sept. 27 for an attorney appearance and felony hearing and will return on Oct. 23 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing.
BPD has jurisdiction on the surrounding streets of South Campus, including West Northrup Place.
Chief of University Police Gerald Schoenle and UB Spokesman John Della Contrada were not available for comment.