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Student arrested for cocaine
Police arrested an Elon student
with just above 50 grams of cocaine
Saturday, an approximate, street
value of $5,000.
According to Cpt. Sam Russell,
assistant chief of police of Elon
Police Department, prosecutors
charged Adam Blank, a 22-year-old
senior from Columbus, with five
cocaine-related counts. Blank was
a target of an ongoing investigation.
An Elon Town Police officer
stopped Blank at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday on Truitt Drive. Officers
located a bag containing approxi
mately 40 grams of cocaine along
with a syringe that contained an
unknown substance. The traffic
stop led police to 602 East Haggard
Ave. (Sheridan Place Apartments),
apartment No. 53.
During the search of the resi
dence, officers located an addition
al six small bags of cocaine that
weighed approximately 13 grams, a
small amount of marijuana and
drug paraphernalia. In total, the
seized cocaine is about the size of a
Blank was formally charged with
trafficking in cocaine, possession
with intent to sell and deliver
cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for
distribution of cocaine, maintaining
a vehicle for distribution of cocaine
and possession of drug parapherna
As of now, there are no other
arrests from the apartment search.
“They searched all of 53 even
though it was just one kid,” a
Sheridan resident said. “They need
to learn that it’s three people living
in the house.”
Search warrants can be obtained
to search common areas and the
specific person’s area or to search
the entire residence. In this case,
the entire residence was
If convicted for trafficking
cocaine, Blank faces a mandatory
35- month sentence and a maxi
mum 42- month sentence with a
$50,000 fine. His other charges
could be consolidated and added to
his sentence. Blank is out of jail
after posting $20,000 bond.
“We’re not perceiving any
increase (of drugs) on campus,”
Smith Jackson, vice president and
dean of Student Life, said. “There’s
certainly pockets, but there’s no big
On Monday, a drug sweep arrest
ed 56 people in Alamance County.
Russell said that Blank’s arrest was
not related to Monday’s sweep.
Jackson said no students were
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