Behind the Ivory Towers, students aren’t reading books, they are sniffing drugs off of them. In what commentators are calling Operation Ivy, four Columbia University students are in prison Riker’s Island while one is out on $25,000 bail for selling drugs worth over $11,000 on campus, stating they sold drugs to pay for their college tuition.
One student said, “Why do you think I have to do this s***? He [my father] won’t pay my tuition,” Harrison David, 22, told a detective, according to the Columbia Spectator.
Among the drugs the students sold were copious amounts of LSD, marijuana, cocaine, Adderall and powdered Ecstasy.
When police searched the students’ rooms, they found $2,000 worth of drugs, including 50 capsules of Ecstasy and a bottle of LSD that prosecutors say was being laced to Altoids and Sweet Tarts.
There has been no comment from Columbia University about the drug bust