University of Illinois Nabs 21 Students in Drug Sting

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2009 7:28 PM CDT
The University of Illinois campus.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – University of Illinois police arrested 21 students on drug charges this week and are looking for more, the Chicago Tribune reports. In seizing 180 grams of marijuana, some cocaine, anti-anxiety medication, and $3,100 in cash, campus cops aimed primarily to cut down on pot distribution. "We decided to go ahead ... and make a little bit of a splash," one officer told the News-Gazette. "This isn't necessarily over with."