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Tuesday October 26th

2 Students Arrested On Drug Charges

Sophomores appeared in court Thursday.

The charges against Charles Bryan Corey, 20, and Jason Lee Hallenbeck, 19, at Orange County District Court in Hillsborough were continued until Dec. 12.

Police arrested Corey, a sophomore chemistry major in pre-medicine who worked at UNC Laboratories, and Hallenbeck, a sophomore political science major, at 3:25 p.m. in 51 Ehringhaus.

They were released on a written promise to appear in court.

According to police reports, University police officers seized $150 worth of marijuana, 32 pieces of drug paraphernalia, five Vicodin pills, four Darvocet pills and three Adderall pills.

Capt. Mark McIntyre said police also seized an 8-inch-tall marijuana plant.

Police found several bags of marijuana but did not know the total weight seized because it had not yet been weighed by the State Bureau of Investigation, McIntyre said.

Corey and Hallenbeck were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacturing a controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance sales.

Corey also was charged with possession of schedule two and schedule four drugs -- Darvocet, Vicodin and Adderall.

McIntyre said that the arrests were the result of an ongoing investigation and that police had been investigating for about a month and a half.

The students were not armed and did not resist arrest. Officers wore bullet-proof vests because it is standard procedure but did not anticipate any violence, McIntyre said.

McIntyre said the case is closed, and officers do not believe the incident was part of a larger drug-selling ring.

The University Editor can be reached at udesk@unc.edu.

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