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Police Blotter: Student shows OUPD officer fake ID

OUPD arrested two students with fake IDs, another tried to hide a marijuana cigar under his foot.

When an Ohio University Police officer asks a student for identification, typically, they only expect to see one form of ID.

Early morning on Oct. 1, an OUPD officer asked a student who was suspected of smoking marijuana for identification and received two driver’s licenses — one real, one fake.

According to OUPD reports, the officer responded to a call from Ohio University Residence Life Staff describing “an odor of burnt marijuana” coming from the student’s room.

The officer asked the student for both IDs and determined one to be fake.

The student also possessed a backpack containing “a large glass bong, 16 ounce propane tank, silver grinder containing suspect marijuana and rolling papers,” according to the report.

The student was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released.

That report was one of ten reports filed last week to feature marijuana use or possession, and one of two describing false IDs.

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About an hour later, the same officer arrested a male student for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

The report said the arresting officer walked up behind the student smoking on a bench and saw the student “smoke the marijuana cigar and attempt to hide it under his foot when he realized (the officer) was there.”

The student was cited and released.

A Sept. 29 report described a very different interaction between an officer and student.

An OUPD officer responded to a Residence Life call about a female smoking marijuana behind a residence hall.

According to the report the student “had just had a really bad day and borrowed the pipe and marijuana from a friend,” adding that “she was polite and cooperative throughout the investigation.”

The student was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

OUPD released only one report detailing underage consumption of alcohol.

At about 2 a.m. on Oct. 3, an officer discovered a male student behind Ellis Hall with “multiple abrasions and blood” on his face, hands and legs, according to the report.

The student presented a fake ID to the arresting officer, then admitted it wasn’t real.

The student smelled of alcohol and urine and was unsteady on his feet. Before the arrest took place, another officer had seen the student “screaming on College Green,” according to the report.

The student was cited for underage consumption, public intoxication and possession of a fake ID and then released to a sober friend.


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