Cornell student Keri Blakinger was arrested on Saturday after police found her in possession of nearly six ounces of heroin, the Cornell Sun reported.
The 26-year-old's been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a class A-II felony.
The market value of the drug has been estimated at $150,000.
That's the second Ivy League drug bust this month! Earlier in December, five Columbia kids and three "off-campus suppliers" were arrested for their alleged involvement in a drug ring that sold to on-campus frat houses.
Ithaca police wer called to the Hillside Inn because someone had reported a "suspicious person." They found Blakinger there and took her into custody.
Blakinger is supposed to graduate from the Ivy League university next year.
She's a former Sun staff writer and editor of a section called Red Letter Daze. Here are some of her writings for the university paper. Her sign off was "Daze and Confused." How fitting!
Katya Wachtel | Dec. 21, 2010, 10:52 AM
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