Alliance Police bust a marijuana trafficking operation on Mount Union's campus, 20 year old arrested

ALLIANCE, Ohio - The Alliance Police Department busted a marijuana trafficking operation Friday on the campus of the University Mount Union and one man was arrested.

After a 30-day investigation into illegal drug sales taking place at a student housing residence, the Alliance Police Special Investigations Unit and Criminal Investigations Unit executed a search warrant for an apartment on Hartshorn Street.

During the investigation, officers had been able to make numerous purchases of marijuana from one of the residents. Officers said 20-year-old Alexander Woodard was arrested on scene without incident.

Officers searched the residence and found marijuana, scales, records of sales and money owed and cash that is believed to be proceeds from the sales of marijuana. Also found were pills determined to be Adderall, a schedule 2 narcotic that Woodard did not have a prescription for.

Woodard was charged with one count trafficking in marijuana. The trafficking charge was elevated to a felony of the fourth degree as the drug sales were taking place on the property of the University.

Woodard was also charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony for possessing the above mentioned Adderall. He was also charged with a misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia.

It is unknown at this time if Woodard is a current student at the University of Mount Union.

Woodard was booked at Alliance PD and then taken to Stark County Jail where bond will be determined.

Woodard is scheduled to be arraigned in Alliance municipal court on Wednesday, February 20, at 1pm.

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