University of Delaware student busted on marijuana charges

A University of Delaware student is facing multiple drug charges, accused of growing marijuana in his basement.

On Friday, April 8th, members of the Newark Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit searched Jarrett Husid’s home at 201 Courtney Street in Newark. During the search, officers say they uncovered a marijuana grow operation and seized approximately 12 pounds of pot valued at over $50-thousand. Officers also seized potting soil and grow lights, along with packaging supplies for distribution.

Husid, a senior in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, lives off-campus, therefore, the University of Delaware says the Newark Police Department is handling the investigation. However, a spokeswoman says it’s university policy when any student is arrested, that that student appear before the Office of Student Conduct for a hearing.

At the time of the search, police say Husid, from Hopewell, NJ, was out of town, but later turned himself in to authorities. He was arrested and released after posting a $32-thousand cash bail.

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