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Student Arrested for LSD at Villanova: Police



    LSD Arrest at Villanova University

    A student at Villanova University was arrested in connection to three LSD cases on campus. NBC10's Denise Nakano has the details. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

    A Villanova University student was arrested after police found thousands of dollars in cash as well as LSD inside his dorm room, according to investigators.

    Investigators say they recovered 37 tablets of LSD, marijuana and $9,000 in cash in a white shoe box inside 18-year-old Justin Yim’s dorm. Yim, a freshman at Villanova, was arrested and charged with distribution and the intent to deliver.

    The investigation began Friday night when police responded to a report of an out of control student who assaulted a woman and public safety officers on campus, according to officials. The student, who investigators say is Yim’s roommate and was on LSD, was arrested and then taken to the hospital for treatment.

    “Shortly thereafter there was a total of three incidents, including that one, where officers responded along with public safety and found people to be in some type of drug-induced state,” said Radnor Township Police Lieutenant Christopher Flanagan. “Also alcohol was mixed on board with some of the other people. All of those people were transported to the hospital.”

    Yim’s roommate, along with another man and a teen girl spent about eight hours in the hospital and were later released. All three are doing okay, police said.

    A Villanova spokesperson released a statement on the arrest:

    Villanova University takes these matters extremely seriously and is fully cooperating with Radnor Police in its investigation of the incidents. In addition, the University has instituted an internal review and is moving forward quickly and thoroughly. Those found responsible will be held accountable. Villanova holds all of its students to a high standard and has a deep and continuing commitment to achieving an educational community free of substance abuse.