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Guilty Plea In Columbia University Drug Ring Case

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Former Columbia University student Harrison David, whose lawyer had said he has hopes of getting back into a good college someday, will be majoring in jail time.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

He pleaded guilty to a B felony – the sale of cocaine — as part of a deal worked out with narcotics prosecutor William Novak.

At his sentencing next month, David is expected to six months in prison, followed by five years probation.

The extra supervision, said the prosecutor, would serve the interest of justice.

David had originally turned down an offer from the prosecutor which called for a year in jail.

As for the other four Columbia students charged in the organized, money-making drug ring in the fraternity houses, they’re still trying to avoid jail by getting themselves into court ordered drug rehabilitation programs.