UMN Student Arrested for Trafficking Drugs


An 18-year-old student who lived in Rochester, Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota was arrested for selling drugs throughout his university dorm. The student, Spencer Nichols, was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and was a first-year bioscience student.

Nichols purchased MDMA on the darknet and resold it throughout the Centennial Hall dorms. Federal agents are believed to have discovered Nichols through a darknet investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. With the assistance of the University’s police: law enforcement officers and federal agents were able to search the premises. Law enforcement officials are said to have found various drug packaging paraphernalia and scales.

On a similar note, The Feds intercepted a MDMA shipment with 54 grams of ecstasy and discovered approximately $27k in cash. The man was charged with first-degree sale of narcotics, and second-degree possession of a restricted substance. Nichols could face a prison sentence of up to 55 years. Per online records, the student had no prior drug-related charges. The defendant’s next court date is this Thursday, March 23rd.

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