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Columbia University Students Arrested for Drug Sales

Five students at Columbia University in New York and three alleged off-campus suppliers were arrested as part of a ring that sold drugs at fraternity houses and other on-campus residences, police said.

The eight suspects were indicted and arrested today after a five-month investigation called “Operation Ivy League,” authorities said. Undercover officers spent $11,000 in 31 purchases of drugs including cocaine, marijuana, powdered MDMA or ecstasy, and LSD-laced Altoids mints and Sweetarts candy, the New York City Police Department and Bridget G. Brennan, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor, said in a statement.