Confiscated drugs used to fund capital campaign


“Weed used for financial need,” public safety says

By Reggie Last ‘11

Rap Icon/News Aficionado

Several Public Safety officers have been put behind bars. [Graphic by Bunny Lebowski ‘72]
Several Public Safety officers have been put behind bars. [Graphic by Bunny Lebowski ‘72]
            An investigation performed by the Easton Police this Sunday concluded, confirming rumors that Lafayette Public Safety has been engaged in the selling of illicit drugs. The investigation’s results put an end to a series of concerns that have been voiced for the past semester and reveals greater corruption within the public safety operation.

President Alison Byerly commenced the investigation after feeling pressure from the student body. Byerly received a signed petition from student drug dealers on campus who have been hurt by the competition.

Unconfirmed allegations claim profits are being funneled into the Capital Campaign, raising the question of how high did this scheme go.

In light of the Easton Police Department’s findings many have questioned why this issue was not brought to public attention sooner. Reports from concerned Easton residents or students were filed by public safety, but due to a “technical error” these reports were lost.

The report from the Easton Police reveals that the officers were selling drugs confiscated from students. Theythen sold the drugs back to students. Public safety was able to maintain a constant stock by confiscating drugs from students they had moments previously sold to.

One student, and client, expressed his frustration with the fickle PSafe dealers, “If you’re going to sell me blow you can’t come back a few minutes later and bust me for having it…that’s messed up.”

When asked about this the Director of Public Safety explained, “Dealing was just a means to an end. The administration was putting pressure on every department to support the Capital Campaign and I was like well the evidence room is filled with drugs and just sitting there.”

He went on to justify his actions, “We shouldn’t just let students roam campus with drugs…they might start dealing and the last thing this campus needs is another drug ring”.

Many officers interviewed expressed that dealing was a last resort.

“Our first idea to raise funds for the Capital Campaign was to have Officer 70 to write 57,123tickets…but it’s too much work for one brave man,” one officer said.“Drug dealing seemed the next best solution.”