Teaneck New Jersey police arrested a college student at Farleigh Dickinson University after reportedly finding an airsoft gun and illegal drugs inside her dorm room.
The 21-year-old suspect, who is from Maryland, is a track and field star at the university. She recently competed in the 4×100 relay, the long jump, and the triple jump during the spring track and field season.
According to Teaneck police, the suspect stole a high-powered digital camera from a fellow student. Officials said that the other student got the camera on loan from a professor at the college.
Police officers acted on a tip and searched the suspect’s dorm room. During the search, officers allegedly discovered the camera hidden in the suspect’s bag.
Additionally, police allegedly found a spring-powered handgun, as well as a small amount of marijuana in the suspect’s room.
The suspect has been charged with multiple criminal offenses, including marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a weapon, and theft of movable property.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect secured her release from police custody by posting a $5,000 bail amount.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Fairleigh Dickinson University declined to comment on the allegations against the suspect.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “FDU Star Athlete Arrested on Theft, Weapons Charges.”