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Drug Charges Dropped Against Duke Student

Posted April 13, 2007 11:51 p.m. EDT

— Drug charges have been dropped against a Duke University student who had been accused of having 17 pounds of marijuana delivered to his dormitory room.

Ryan Packer, 20, a member of the Duke swim team, had been charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of marijuana. Authorities dismissed the charges, saying they had insufficient evidence to prosecute.

Investigators said they used a drug dog to sniff out the package shipped from Arizona. The package was addressed to Packer and delivered to his on-campus residence, police said.