UA Freshman Accused Of Having Drug Lab

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    UA Freshman Accused Of Having Drug Lab

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Police said a University of Arkansas freshman Joseph Hutchins, 18, was planning on making the drug ecstasy in his dorm room.

    They said Joseph Hutchins, 18, from Hunstville, was a chemical engineering student who lived at Pomfret Hall.

    Police were alerted by students who smelled chemicals coming from Hutchins’ room. The drug task force asked for permission to search.

    "They located a number of chemicals that can be used in the manufacturing of MDMA, or Ecstasy," said Lt. Gary Crain.

    Crain said Hutchins admitted he planned to make and sell Ecstasy. He said the teen learned how by researching it on the Internet.

    "People are not going to tolerate that. They are going to let police know, and that person is going to be arrested," said Crain.

    This is the first drug lab University police have seen on campus.

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