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UNF Students Arrested after Drugs Found in Dorm Room

8:20 AM, Apr 13, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two students at the University of North Florida were arrested last weekend, one facing four drug charges.

Kevin Solakian was charged with possession of meth with intent to sell, use of drug paraphernalia, possession of under 20 grams of pot and resisting an officer.

Solakian was arrested just three weeks after completing a pre-trial diversion program on a previous drug charge.

It happened last Saturday night at Osprey Cove, an on-campus residence hall at UNF. Someone reported smelling pot to police. When police started investigating, they say Solakian told them they were not allowed inside, then ran out a back window, according to a police report.

Police found several white pills in a plastic bag, a pot pipe, $700 cash, pot, a digital scale and a vaporizer.

The pills were tested and came back positive for ecstasy.

"With the items that were found in the room, it would appear that it was designed and intended to be sold," said UNF Police Chief John Dean. "We'll take all the necessary steps to ensure this doesn't happen on campus and to encourage people to report it to us."

Dean says a drug bust of this size is rare at UNF.

Roger Bridewell was also arrested and charged with having a fake ID.

According to court records, Solakian was also arrested on Nov. 28 of last year and charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia. He entered a pre-trial diversion program to avoid serious penalties.

The court records show he finished the drug program on March 12, about three weeks before being arrested on more serious drug charges at UNF.

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