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UNC student had drugs, machete

Posted February 12, 2013

— Habib Kevin Coulibaly, 19, had marijuana and a machete in his Odum Village apartment, according to campus police at the University of North Carolina.

Police officers who came to check on Coulibaly Monday found drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight and a machete on the floor of his campus residence. They charged him with possession of a weapon on school property, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. 

Coulibaly's bond was set at $2,000.


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  • unc70 Feb 13, 2013


    He was not on private property. His apartment in Odum Village is on the UNC campus and subject to restrictions much like those in dorms. The article describes it as his campus residence, though I suppose it could have been more clearly stated. Notice also that this incident was handled by the UNC campus police, not the Chapel Hill police. Also note that the items were in plain sight.

  • csmith8116 Feb 12, 2013

    When is it against the law to have a machete secured in / on private property? Do the cops have a right to take / remove the machete without a search warrant?

  • iron fist Feb 12, 2013

    Why were they checking on him?

  • tar97heel Feb 12, 2013

    A college student with weed, which would be legal on a Colorado campus, and a machete. Sensationalist headline. My uncle used to keep a baseball bat under his bed in case someone broke in. Ok? And? It isn't an assault rifle, it's a gardening tool, and based on his name, probably everyone owns one in his country of origin

  • Relic Feb 12, 2013

    "UNC needs to release its crime stats."

    The UNC CH Police are an accredited agency. They have assessors come in every three years and audit the agency's files, talk to students and faculty, etc. They post their crime rates on their website and with the NC State SBI. Once again, everyone wants there to be some "conspiracy" involved in law enforcement. Please go look for the boogie man somewhere else, like in these inane "student groups" that have to justify their existence.

  • welfarequeen Feb 12, 2013

    who doesn't have a machete?

  • smcallah Feb 12, 2013

    "With a bond amount of only $2000 where he only has to put up $200 means this guy is probably back on the street angry at whoever turned him in."

    Considering that it was just marijuana and a unconcealable weapon, I'm ok with him not taking up the space that actual violent criminals should be taking.

  • spiritseeker Feb 12, 2013

    With a bond amount of only $2000 where he only has to put up $200 means this guy is probably back on the street angry at whoever turned him in.

  • bstarlin Feb 12, 2013

    DPS releases crime information daily and annually. It's right there on their website.

  • dirtydozen431 Feb 12, 2013

    UNC needs to release its crime stats.