Columbia's Drug Dealer Frat Boys: The Rundown
You know that big drug ring bust at Columbia that everyone's talking about? Where those five frat boys got caught selling $11,000 worth of pot, cocaine, ecstasy, and Adderall to undercover cops? (Oops.) Well now that they've been arrested and arraigned (and one of them has even been bailed out!), let's take a minute to learn more about our entrepreneurial little Ivy-educated leaders of tomorrow, shall we?
Chris Coles: The Marijuana Man
20-year-old Chris Coles is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An anthropology and political science major, he is currently being held at Riker's Island on $25,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond. [Columbia Spectator "Spectrum"]
Jose Stephan Perez (a/k/a Stephan Vincenzo): The Prettyboy
20-year-old Jose Stephan Perez is a political science major and the only suspect with an alias ("Stephan Vincenzo"). Perez, who is also being held at Riker's after failing to come up with his $20,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond (his lawyer said he has "limited financial ability," and that his mother is a marine biologist with a modest income). [Bloomberg]
Adam "The Altoid" Klein: The Lovedrug Nerd
Harrison "Tuition Bill" David: The O.G.
Michael Wymbs: The Candyman
The eldest suspect, 22-year-old Michael Wymbs of Beach Haven, New Jersey, is a senior at Columbia's engineering school and served as the student council's vice president for the class of 2011 in 2007-2008. He was the one who sold ecstasy and the LSD-laced SweeTarts and yesterday, in court, his attorney said Wymbs had a 3.5 GPA and never before ran afoul of the law. He was also student council president and salutatorian in high school, and spent a summer as a biostatician for a cancer research program. [Bloomberg]
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