Campus police put four men in custody today for suspicion of marijuana use.
By R.T. Gonzalez
Alamo Colleges police officers Michael Castillo and Michael Long detained four men Nov. 12 on the corner of Belknap and Dewey places north of McCreless Hall.
Three of the men were released, but another was arrested for an outstanding warrant by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Chief Joe Pabon said the officers were patrolling the campus when they passed the vehicle. Castillo and Long were on bicycles.
“They (the officers) did smell marijuana coming out of the vehicle,” Pabon said
One man had paraphernalia, which included a pipe. He was cited and released for having the usable amount (any amount that can be used to get a person “high”) of marijuana found on his person.
The owner of the vehicle said the driver did not have a license but was there to pick her up from campus. The owner is a student but declined to give her name and comment further.
Engineering sophomore Christian Taylor witnessed the situation and said officers asked the driver to move the vehicle from its parking spot. When the driver declined to move, one of the officers asked each person out of the car and began to search the men.
Taylor said he saw one of the officers confiscate an unknown substance from one of the men in the search.
Cpl. Shyla York said there was a criminal violation at the scene. Castillo and Long declined to comment.
Pabon said he was unable to release the names of the men because the case was still under investigation.