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50 Students Cited For Alcohol, Drug Violations At Fayetteville College

Posted December 7, 2005 9:48 a.m. EST

— Fifty Methodist College students were recently cited for underage drinking and for doing drugs after Alcohol Law Enforcement agents received complaints about a party.

Officers cited 42 students with underage drinking, two with aiding and abetting, and six with using fake IDs. Agents said that when they arrived at the house, beer cans were everywhere and that they smelled marijuana throughout the house.

"(As) soon as we go inside the door, we ask if there's anyone there that's 21 and nobody raised their hands," agent Jason Locklear said.

Authorities said students who rent the house where the violations occurred were cooperating with ALE and would have to pay fines. Some will also have to appear in court.

Last August, ALE agents raided two houses near Duke University's East Campus, where they cited about 200 people for alcohol violations.

Some students sued, claiming agents did not have a warrant to go into the house and never read them their rights. Because the judge agreed, dozens of cases against students could be dropped.