Accused Columbia Drug Ring Members Ready For Fight

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The Columbia students charged in a drug ring are ready for the court fight that lies ahead.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reports

All five suspended Columbia University students have hired new high-powered attorneys to fight the charges that they ran a well-organized narcotics distribution ring out of three fraternity houses.

Attorney Matthew Myers said his plan is to ask the special narcotics prosecutor for a no jail plea deal for his client.

20-year-old Harrison David is described as the ringleader in the fraternity drug ring. his attorney said the student with near-perfect SAT scores has seen his bright future fall apart.

Jail time, he said, pales in comparison to the damage that’s already been done.

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  1. Another Jets Fan says:

    Would a drug bust at a second tier or community college get as much press? I think not. What these students did was illegal and wrong but the narcotics police knew the attention this would bring. It is easy headlines. Columbia is in Harlem, they couldn’t find more intense crime to bust there? Lazy narcs.

  2. Disgusted citizen says:

    How bitter you all sound.

  3. Harrison David, Genius says:

    How could this happen?! I’m so effin smart tho, mebbe I’ll just throw the others under the bus.

  4. Carlos Liriano says:

    THOSE YOUNG SHOULD DO SOME TIME IN JAIL, WHAT THEY DID WAS REAL BAD AND STUPID, BUT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE THAT GETS CAUGHT WITH DRUGS, THEY ALSO SHOULD GO TO JAIL AND DO HARD TIME

    1. Disgusted citizen says:

      To serve what purpose? This country needs to face up to the fact that marijuana is readily available on any college campus, and what these kids did was penny ante to say the least. “Hard time” should be reserved for the many serious crimes being committed every day in New York City, and the money the state would spend incarcerating these young men would be better spent funding the city’s public schools.

  5. Jets Fan says:

    Part of IQ is knowing the risks, and weighing the consequences if caught. Obviously, they couldn’t figure that one out. So, they can’t be too bright. Send ’em to jail like anyone else. Now that will be a real education.

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