Police arrest four men in TSU dorm on drug, weapon charges

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:52pm

Police at Tennessee State University arrested four men in two separate incidents over the weekend, charging them with various drug and weapon charges.

TSU officers arrested Christopher Sales and Garian Foster, both 19, Saturday night in Room 402 of Boyd Hall, charging them with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possessing a gun on school property and underage alcohol possession.

Acting on a confidential tip of suspected illegal activity in the dorm room, TSU officers on Saturday evening allegedly found a loaded 9mm pistol, a loaded .38-caliber handgun, $345 in cash, digital scales, several baggies with what “appeared to be marijuana residue” and open alcohol containers, according to arrest warrants. 

The next night, officers again acting on a confidential tip went to Room 723 of Boyd Hall.

There they arrested Dexter Lewis and Thomas Halloway, also both 19, on charges including tampering with evidence, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possessing a controlled substance in a drug-free school zone.

In Room 723, officers allegedly found $742 in cash, 91.5 grams of what appeared to be marijuana and two digital scales, according to warrants.

Reached by phone, TSU police declined to comment on the arrests.

According to Davidson County Sheriff’s Office records, Sales and Foster were released from jail Sunday on $9,000 bond each. Halloway was free on $17,000 bond Monday.

As of Monday evening, Lewis, who was also charged with vandalism for allegedly damaging a window screen in an attempt to get rid of evidence, remained in jail in lieu of $19,000 bond.

All are set to appear in court Thursday.    

3 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 2/15/11 at 9:10

Good job by the Security group over there. Young students acting
like ex-cons, did this represent 4 Pell Grants?

By: MetalMan on 2/16/11 at 6:34

Drugs and guns at TSU!?! NAWWWW

By: localboy on 2/17/11 at 9:51

Just a youth group gathered for some fellowship and good, old fashioned fun...