Quinnipiac student arrested on drug charges

Hamden Police Department found marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms and Xanax in student’s car


Stephen MacLeod and Emily Flamme

Update: On March 19, 2021, all charges brought against the student were dismissed.

A Quinnipiac University sophomore was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 30, after police searched the student’s vehicle and found large quantities of drugs.

The student was charged with possession of hallucinogens, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of narcotics, according to a press release from the Hamden Police Department. 

Police say they responded to a call at Quinnipiac regarding a student that was in possession of drugs.

The release said that searching the student’s vehicle led police to find 45.3 grams of marijuana, 11 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, 9.4 grams of cocaine and 26 Xanax pills. 

The student is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on Feb. 13.